I quite liked FFXI so I look forward to seeing what FFXIV will bring.
FFXI was very well done for what it was-- more so than most MMOs. While clearly not fitting everyone's desires in a game, for what it was made to be, it did it marvelously.
"There once was a boy who dreamed of being a hero. Who believed sincerely in the battle to banish darkness from a world of light... but light and darkness are equal... and where one exists so too must the other... and when the boy finally realized this he had taken the first step toward being a true hero."