Wow, I'm like a split personality.
1) Good luck to you on this.
2) FFXI is so easy now, it's not a challenge at all.
Then my very contradictory...
3) FFXI is such a huge timesink already, why make it harder? Translated: I have no life and now I want an unlife.
I think this is because:
1) I mean it.
2) In the right frame of mind and all the newest updates, this really isn't a challenge
3) You might like your new character and it will BECOME a new timesink for you; if you want to go balls out pimping it.