Appreciate the input, I had actually never looked at the game guides untill then. I had thought about the summoner sub for later levels because of the great bonuses and since I don't really care for using white magic, it's just not my style. It does seem like alota work to raise summoner up to a decent level especially when I'm not gonna use the summons I gotta go through killin.
If i could go back (I know I can go back and change sub, but I'm in a rush to hit 30), I probably would have subed RDM instead of WHM when I hit 18, but miraculously I didnt see fast-cast when I was reading up on the jobs.
My first experiment after lvl 30 is actually something I havent seen anyone play yet or read in forums. It may end up sucking but Ill let u guys know after I try it.