To be fair, FFXI does rely heavily on side-grades and macroed gear swapping.
Sorry, It doesn't, the GAME doesn't make any such demands, it's only the min/maxers who feel the need to use Windower scripts to switch their entire wardrobe for every WS or JA they have that may feel the pinch, the game most certainly does NOT rely on anything like such extreme swapping.
The argument "I want to be as good as I can be" is fine for that that feel the need, however I don't see anything in the game (except maybe for the ultimate fights such as PW and the like) that's setup so that only by using such extreme gear manipulation can you win.
A fully expanded Gobbie Bag, with a similar Mog Sack is more than enough for 'on the road' needs, while the Mog Safe, Mog Locker and Mog Satchel provide luxurious storage capacity.
Edited, May 3rd 2012 3:11am by Kragorn