if you put all your text at a sort of purple-ish color, it doesn't bleed so much, and it's readable. Not comfortable still, but oh well. I really wish there was headset support, as I don't have a USB keyboard(I have a laptop), so getting a party together when I reach level 10 isn't gonna' be fun.
A little clarification:
The PC version was released prior to the Playstation 2 version. Therefore, the PC version is not, in fact, a port of the PS2 version. If you go on any FFXI forum I'm sure you'll still be able to find posts reffering to the annoying "PS2 Noobs that are flooding our servers!" from when the PS2 version was released.
I really wish they'd spend a little time retouching some of the textures, especially the sky, which is super dull. Also, in hi-def, when you get close to land textures, they get so pixelated it's ridiculous, there are some techniques that could fix this.