I took a long break this summer from leveling my main and worked on making an insane amount of gil. I did this exclusively through Astral Rings in Castle Oztroja. I am pretty cool about this method though, for if you are ever there and see me in the zone, I'll be glad to help you getting a key drop or locating the box, just send me a tell.
I guess basically I'm excited that I am going to start leveling again, and I look forward to partying with some new faces. As for my new gear, I polish it every day and put new red coats on that beautiful harness all the time, check away.