Turns out dealing with people in real life is more annoying than dealing with end game stuffs... I have considered returning, but I don't know if I can stomach being poor and redoing all those damn missions...
Don't really know you, but I have myself quit this game twice and returned back everytime. It took me two times of quitting and coming back to realize that sometimes a simple break from the game will help, whether it's a week or a couple of months.
FFXI is the kind of a game that gives back what you put into it. Most of the time it's how you treat the community and stick with your friends, and then sometimes it's just how much effort you put into doing the things that you haven't done before. These kinds of things made the game like exponentially fun the last time I came back, and I can honestly say that I believe I'll be with FFXI for at least a few more years still, even though I got four under my belt.
This is probably stuff you already heard or know though, but I like to ramble anyways. Because when I ramble, I get to work on my typing skills which can only benefit me in the future. Okay I'm shutting up now.. no.. really I am...
And if you do decide not to come back still..
Take it easy.
Okay, that's it.