The point of this thread is simple: What is your cost per hour of playing FFXI?
I have played for 355 days and 16 hours, for a total of 8,536 hours.
I've played over 100 months, and even though there have been discounted months here and there, I'll go conservative and call it $12.95 per month... for a total cost of $1,295 (not including expansions, but the cost of those is easily negated by occasional discounts).
So, if my math is right... $1,295/8,536 hours... my cost per hour of playing FFXI is...
Pretty good value, I'd say... what is your cost/hour of FFXI?