Every time I use my new signal pearl, a little mithra comes and helps me fight. Any time treasure drops, it just says "you find a ". I have to click 'treasure' to cast lots on it and obtain it >.
Well, as of Abyssea, many of these complaints are no longer valid, for anyone that left because of them.
You can reach level 90 within a week at casual play, and gil is very easy to come by, converting cruor from Abyssea to items you can NPC for gil. Promyvion and other missions have had their level caps removed, level 90 is now the cap, and many things are soloable or duoable.