Well I had a pretty eventful day yesterday at least. our static party was apparently facing problems because of not having enough DD, I disagreed, but in the end we decided there were no short term answers and to just split up.
This leaves me in the position of levelling NIN alone, and I don't think with the huge costs of being a NIN tank I can hack it at this level. So as for now, NIN is on hold and I will be converting Monk to my main. All in all though, it's been pretty upsetting, NIN is my "true love" of a job, and I was hoping I could take it to at least 65, 75 being my aim of course.
As for Monk, managed to get from 52 to 54 yesterday in a good ongoing party, members were expertly inter-changed and replaced by Vadne, and there were only 2 deaths in around 8-9 hours, and that's fighting Sickle Slash monster spiders of doom.
So yeah, Bad news for my Ninja prospects, I hope I can flourish as MNK, and one day get back to my favourite job.