It might be straightforward but it's boring as fuck. Everyone is playing the same job with the same tools. Nothing is unique. Even the few stats variation with materias are now the same for everyone. I'm basically just a punching dispenser, they even removed most of my tools and added RNG mechanics to my Monk. They don't even want to make my job punch faster, which is the whole fucking point of a monk! There is literally no strategy involved in this stuff. FFXIV is the ultimate example of vertical progression. This stuff has never been good in my opinion. Never fucking will. I want to fill a niche role that makes me feel unique. That's why we have players reaching level 80 and have no experience about anything. FF14 isn't teaching shit, it's just removing every roadblock in the way so that the game becomes as smooth brain as possible. Go there, do that, now come back in three months to do the same thing. I was tired of it since Heavensward.