It ends up being closer to 8 - and lately, it seems less people are looking to EXP so that means it takes longer to build the group.
Also, I am runing out of jobs to level - I only have COR and BRD left to 80, and my merits (outside of tier II BST and BRD, which are LOL outside of 1 ability or an unlock) are almost capped. However, I am sure that will change mid-late september when the new expansion comes out (I will probably run it until mid-late 2011, as that is probably how long it will take me to get 8 jobs 80-99).
PUP 30, BLU 16
Sozu Rogberry(pre Thf Knife patch): 0/49 ><