I'm thinking about looking at FFXIV again during their "check it out again" period.
My main concern is how is the UI? Did any of the patches speed everything up? Does it still take all day to transfer stuff to your retainer, then transfer it back? Does every action have several confirm menus? Does doing everything still feel like the entire game in on the server and every action requires 2 seconds to send the command and then 2 more seconds to receive the response? I'm not bitching, I'm just trying to find a way to describe what it felt like at the end of the free period. Does the code feel optimized on the client side or does everything feel like it's done server side?