Edit: Cedille, is the glass half empty? Or half full?
I'd call myself a pessimist.
Watch your mouth. Star Onions was a fun little album (albeit leaving wanting more). At least it explored something beyond Square's usual sounds. If you must call something dreadful, at least unleash the fury on those flat Piano albums which are at this point a supplemental given to each FF game. Geesh.
I personally prefer a bland album arranged in a predictable way to an awful album arranged in a unique way. Furthermore, IMO, Star Onions was far more disappointing, considering it ruined the tracks that had been quite listenable on the original soundtracks. As for FFXI PC, on the other hand, I didn't look forward to it in the least as soon as the tracklist was revealed.
After all, I might be too harsh, but although I do like the original and Rise of the Zilart discs quite a bit, I'm not sure if I can recommend this box.