Whether or not you enjoyed the game, the fact of the matter still is that FFXII was accepted by the majority as a great game. As I've said myself, the storyline and character development is a bit lacking, but it's by no means horrible. On top of that, the fun gameplay makes up for it. I've heard a few people complain about how FFXII "plays itself", but I think that is a really flawed argument. I don't think it's the best FF or even one of the top 3, but it's still one of the best RPGs to come out in all of 2k6.
actually i would lump ffxi with xenosaga 2. two games i couldnt continue to play because the battle systems were horrible/boring/unrewarding. it honestly baffles me why they didnt just use the job system for this game. then again if they did that they would have to rebalance the game since if everyone in your party doesnt have curaja at the point i was at your party wont last long against bosses,looking back i was probally dying because i wasnt actively curing party members with my controlled character. and this game is very unrewarding in terms of what you get for exploring and doing marks. roughly half the license board is wothless. *points at the techniks* i never thought id see the day id be calling an online rpg better than an offline one,but ffxi shits all over ffxii.
I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY TOOK THE SYSTEMS IN FFXI AND MADE THEM WORSE!