Sweet! You are so right! Whining in the main forums obviously isn't enough, lets have you complain about FFXI on the server forums as well! Honestly, there are a dozen posts on the main forums about this within 5 minutes, leave the poor server forums alone.
I was very angry with the sudden drop...lastnight after work was the first time I attempted to exp in the past 3 weeks, got a party, we got to the drop in Garlaige, and, wait, my Connection was at 33% and dropping, damn the luck.