I look forward to the implimentation of usable gear in FFXIV. One of my favorite things about the older titles which seems more scarce these days, was using a peice of gear as an item in battle. Particularly, I am thinking of using the Fire Wand as an item to cast Fire (with like a 30 second cooldown) or a Cure Staff to cast Cure.
SE - please impliment usable gear into FFXIV. Long cool down timers should be reserved only for the most powerful uses (one week Meteo Wand cooldown.) For the most part, cooldowns should be quick (30 seconds), allowing for use every couple of actions. Also, please keep the uses diverse. How about a sheild that casts Protect, or the Spike Plate Mail that casts Shock Spikes. Make things interesting too; a pair of specticals that acts similar to 'Scan' or 'Peek.'
Charges are ok (Cast Cure 999/999), but not on everything. I would like to see both Charged and Unlimited Use versions of the same items - perhaps dropping from NMs or found in Treasure Chests. Also, remeber to keep this gear use hard limited by attributes, such as a combination of Level, Rank, Stat points, and Element points.