First time i tried FF14 last year , i got to i think lvl 15 .. it didnt as you say grab me ... didnt like it a whole lot and uninstalled ...
For months as i spend my time on forums i keep reading all the reviews from folks who love it .. and discuss its features...
Skeptically i try again ... and pushed my way into the 20s , and then it starts to grab me , the game begins to open up , and you begin to see the bigger picture of what this truly great MMO brings ..
A PVE MMO in its purest form .. with top notch crafting and stroy-telling .. Faction ,Dungeons, Fates etc...the list goes on and on ..
Currently my BArd is at lvl 47 and looking forward to Heavensward expansion this spring..
An amazing MMO that has quietly slipped into my top 5 MMos all time..
Also , Spid been playing a bit of DCUO ... great combat , you may find a melee build there that you would enjoy ..