I’ve recently completed the i200 relic for NIN, which wasn’t as much of a pain as I’d expected given I had to queue as DPS instead of healer. While queues were of course longer, it still wasn’t terrible, more around 15 minutes each instead of 5.
I’m still not sure exactly what I’m doing on the glamour front for NIN, but for now the Dravanian top and pants are nice enough (not keen on the choker with that giant orange orb on it, though).
I’ve also just completed the i170 for BRD after finally getting the two fire crystals I’d been trying for for a while (it’s always Azys Lla that’s the problem). Which means, of course, that BRD hit 60. Most of the time spent in Leveling ended up in dungeons low enough where Wanderer’s Minuet wouldn’t be available or useful (pre-54), but I did get a Vault as my last dungeon which gave me some time with the “new BRD”, and I didn’t much mind the cast times. Sure it’s nicer to have mobility, but you can turn WM off and back on nearly at will (instant cast with something like a 15-second cooldown) so it’s not too much of a problem if you’re in a situation where you have to move constantly for a period. I didn’t have any experience with 3.0 launch, but can imagine the situation was much worse with cast times on WM.