i got lucky i heard a shout from a jp party doing this quest. so i quickly changed job and joined them. it was fun. the only thing to avoid are the quadavs. it's too bad people immediately dismiss this quest.
The best part of Final Fantasy XI is its rich storyline. It separates this game from other MMORPGs. I chose to give my character a storyline that goes along with the game's storyline. I find that this is a more fun way to play the game. Playing the game just to fight in the endgame and collect elite equipment is very boring and is totally missing the main objective of the game, which is to guide your character through the storyline which is to save the world.