Don't get me wrong, I do agree with you for the most part. It's just I put myself in this category of fans that are willing to try their stuff. As I said, I'm not into MMOs, hell I even played FFXI, hated it and was still eager to try XIV.
Also I think I expressed myself wrong in regards to dropping XIV. I didn't mean to say drop the game entirely, just improve it as it goes instead of pretending it's a new game. As long as it has XIV in its name, it's bound to be tarnished by people.
Even The Old Republic, an MMO which got a much better reception had troubles maintaining a subscription based model, how is XIV any different?
My humble opinion on the matter is that they should have left the game free, as it were when they realized everyone was dropping the game. Maybe then, improving it a lot, new people would be willing to try it. They would get the money for the sold game or just make it free and put some micro transaction on it (which I know they wouldn't be easy to implement but given how things were, that would be the least of their problems).
Anyway, I hope the game turns out good. If not for me giving it a chance someday, for the people who bought it and like us, are fans of the series and despite the internet hating would like to see it do fine.