I guess I'm slightly surprised COR is 20th. I knew it would be among the lowest but figured PUP, SCH and DNC might be lower. I've honestly only seen a DNC75 in a party, event, or w/e once in my entire FF life lol.
It's funny because, at least on Pandy, I've noticed a lot more CORs running around in WG recently. Heck, my salvage shell (probably about 18 ppl total) had FIVE CORs in it though I might be the only one to consider COR a "main" (SAM n COR my 1A and 1B jobs, but i spend far more time on COR these days). Obviously the cost of the job and I also think the unfamiliarity of the job make it a rare pick. Unless you've leveled BRD, you really don't have much of a sense of what COR is like (and even then, the differences are still significant). With most DD or healer jobs (imo), if you've played one, you can play most. The differences between WAR, DRK and DRG aren't that huge in terms of playstyle. Even though BRD is clearly the most COR-like job out there, it's really completely difference in terms of the buff cycle and what the job can do, light years apart.
My question for the people is which job (or jobs) do you think have the largest gap between the really good players and the bad players. Being that we're ont h COR forums, I'd expect many of us would pick COR. Honestly, I think it *might* be the right answer. The ceiling on COR is soooo much higher than most of them have attained. I'd like to consider myself one of the better CORs around in terms of being able to dish out some true damage, being a good puller when needed, being able to /mage and be an invaluable back-up healer and STILL DD, plus knowledge of what rolls to use and when, rolling intelligently to get the most out of my rolls, and using QD to enhance other people's enfeebs. And despite all that, I'm not done yet. Still some gear I need to add (mostly Salvage stuff, enkidu body would be nice too) so I can still get better.