Actually, yes you are. Counters are the main reason MNK/NINs are so powerful. It greatly enhances your chances of getting Ichi off. I'm very annoyed that NIN did not get anything similar.
BTW the Attacks 2-3 weapons from trials of the magians works with footwork.
If there's any job that got screwed hard this update, it's NINs. DNCs now have Dual Wield IV at level 80, giving them equivalent delay reduction as NIN, yet they also have acc bonus, eva bonus, chainbound ability, crit attack bonus, reverse flourish, ability to cure themselves and what have you.
Meanwhile, NIN gets Futae, costing 2 tools for 1.5x damage on their shitty spells every 3 fucking minutes, a worthless magic burst bonus trait, and a parry TP bonus not worth ever relying on.
Yeah, I'm kinda bitter. NINs are absolutely worthless now. Along with the retardation that is Walk of Echoes, this was a large but incredibly clumsy patch.