Yep, especially with how big FFXIV is, and how it allows people to play up to 2.55 for free. Sega is basically shooting themselves in the foot. The people who were playing JP? They aren't likely going to just start over on an inferior server. They are just going to play another game. This is why there actually dissent on western servers among some JP players.
I guess it is a good thing I have a vpn.