The phase of servers running hot and congestion preventing proper progression through the Main Story Questline seems to be mostly resolved now. Good. It was faster than expected, honestly.
I'm having a BLAST playing as Red Mage, by the way. The playstyle is pretty unique. In a way, you could compare it to how the Black Mage needs to balance Fire and Ice magic but even that doesn't come close. It is dynamic and fun.
Sadly, the same cannot be said about Summoner, between 60 and 70. A few decisions they made regarding the Dreadwyrm Trance and Aetherflow lock-out are driving me crazy. Too much Ruin III spam, not enough DoT management.