Really, the biggest problem with the game is the UI. I'm so, so, so damn tired of seeing list menus. The nest you have to go through in FFXIV just to do a simple command, even to interact with an NPC, is utterly ridiculous. I really don't understand the logic in keeping the archaic Dragon Quest model for inputting commands (let's be honest, Square exists in SE in name only now). If you see a door, open the menu, and hit Interact; I'm seriously surprised there isn't a Stairs command. It's outdated, slow, and clunky. In this day and age, I can't believe a developer -- who is developing this on a platform with drag and drop functionality -- thought that have to go through a poorly thought out nest of list commands was ideal.
They've been too damn worried about the graphical looks since the PS2 era and have completely forgotten about gameplay. And frankly I'm not impressed with the "no auto attack" system at all. I tried that in AoC and it just made the game even more boring. To me, if you have to change it so that your every attack has to be manually inputted, you're not designing a good combat system. Oh I'm sure there will be people that think this is a great idea and play the game for that reason alone, but these are probably the same people that thought Trial of the Crusader was pefect simply because there was no trash.
As slow as they are at making any changes to the game at all, I wouldn't count on the game having any more than absolute barebones to be somewhat successful when the PS3 launches.
PC users truly are just paying to play the beta for the PS3.