Well, I have to say, I haven't felt this good about FFXI in a very, very long time. I'm actually ENJOYING leveling. Keep in mind, pretty much all my jobs except WHM are either in the dunes or in qufim, both of which. . .eh. . .you know. But yea, its really fun right now, and none of that emo junk I often seen in other FFXI blogs.
I've gotten my BLM to 25, THF to 27, and leveled my marksmenship significantly along with helping several linkmates with various lower level junk.
Lots of fun.