WoW, FFXI and whatever other P2P MMO came out at a different time, and unfortunately (or fortunately) have us all hooked like crack addicts. We all seem to have the notion that "good" MMO's are P2P which I just don't think is the case any more. If FFXIV goes F2P, it might not be because it wasn't good, it'll simply be because of the current market and trends for MMOs. F2P MMOs will need awhile to get rid of the stigma that they were all dead games needing to be revived. Some simply go to this model cause it actually makes them more money.
Edited, Jan 10th 2013 8:44am by Montsegurnephcreep