I'm still undecided over the new macros. I don't actually look at my macros most of the time, other than confirming I'm on the right set for a complex job like BLM. (Big difference between Thunder III and and Thundaga III.) I also was pleasantly surprised to see that some of my words were actually written out, not in my bizarre shorthand, so I could see the entire "Silence" on that one macro instead of just "Sile."
I agree, though, that the "Wide macro" or "Compact macro" should be a choice in and of itself, that an individual user can switch to based on local preferences. I'm sure I am going to love it on my 1080P television. I am not so sure I will like it on my 1024 monitor that I use for my second account on my PC.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and the League of Extraordinary Crafters
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.