But I'm so glad it's not WoW. I've read all sorts of negative reviews for this game and frankly don't understand most of them. Did the interface need some tweaking at first? Yes. Did they clean it up in a timely fashion? Yes. Is the content lacking so far? No. Are the cut scenes sweet and the plot juicy? Yes.
I'll admit with some shame I was a WoW player for several years, I didn't play FFXI at all. If you're looking for a WoW styled MMO with no challenges, where everything is spoon fed to you, and the biggest obstacle to overcome is figuring out if that guy you pugged knows that fire is bad, then this is probably not the game for you.
If, however, you enjoy a little challenge in a game, if you like not knowing EXACTLY where to go, and EXACTLY what to do long before you arrive, if you like solving puzzles and riddles and exploring and getting your face eaten off for strolling casually into an area you shouldn't have been in, then perhaps you may fare well in this new land. Perhaps...
In closing, I'd just like to say, don't believe the hype, this game is solid and evolving as it should. And remember, QQbb's are always the loudest ones. ^_^