A lot of speculation is getting tossed around regarding jobs. I think we all feel connected to our jobs, but want more. It's hard in FFXI to aspire to max out more than a few jobs unless you're crazy and spend an unhealthy amount of time in game... or have been playing solid for 5 years.
I read one comment, however, that sparked a thought.
What if SE makes it much less of a grind to max out a job's abilities and skills... could we be moving to a system where the goal is to let everyone master more jobs.. (say 10-12), but they simply have a much larger list of jobs to choose from?
I'm sure the balance question is the first to come in... but FFXI is balanced in a way that's different from any other game, and I think they could do it.