Reading the article
made me realize that FFXIV could indeed have some wonderful surprises in changed or added features. But as to the article itself, I agree with a commenter: the author says he wants ARR to stand out then oddly suggests it copy his favorite features from other MMOs. (Specifically, he wants skill trees, level sync and reverse engineering (crafting) in ARR.)
I've seen this often on forums, and in extreme cases it's kind of sad, like watching an addict demand his next "fix". In previous games the player discovered some new feature, actually gave it a chance, then eventually mastered it. Now he wants every game to have that feature to prolong his proud sense of expertise, rather than enjoying the wonder of discovering new things and mastering new challenges.