First time posting in this thread, which I suppose warrants a quick preface:
BRD was my first job to 75. Some people have developed fairly capable melee bards. I was not one of those people. Soloing most Easy Prey mobs, at 75, was a long, drawn-out, tedious challenge with no guarantee of success.
DNC was my first job to break the 75 cap (it became, and is currently, my favorite job). DNC is kind of the antithesis to BRD's solo ability, and I soaked up the change in gameplay like a sponge.
Started playing PUP on the side, and found myself enjoying it more and more. By the time they introduced the final limit break, I had a fairly mediocre 95 PUP, along with my 95 BRD and 95 DNC. Incidentally, PUP was my first job past the 95 cap; I did the LBBCNM with my blm puppet and some real BLMs and BSTs.
How I ended up focusing on the three "entertainer" jobs is anyone's guess, but I <3 them all. Bring on the +CHR!
Anyhow, I recently finished +2ing my Pantin (relic) hat, gloves, legs, and shoes. I also finished two sets of Oxyurani: the melee set (STR+11, Pet: Atk+22, Ratk+22) and the mage set (INT+11, Pet: Mag.Atk. Bonus+11).
Next up, I intend to augment a couple of the Relic pieces and in the process learn to do Dynamis on PUP (I've got my Dynamis groove on when DNC, but variety is the spice of life). I also need to get a few more attachments to have a full set.
FFXI Character: Strummer; Server: Odin; 99DNC, 99PUP, 99BRD; LS: Goonies