As a champion i would go with weaponmaker, the one with woodworker and weaponsmith, i would also have a toon who is an armourer. i have several guilded crafters that it did take some time to build up but i didnt rush and do it, it happened over time. I just gather mats and held on to them then one day decided i wanted my own crafters and vuala, i had plenty of mats to work with and recipes to boot.
To each their own playstyle but for myself i value self sufficiency. I can make whatever i need, whenever i need, with out needing anything from anyone. It's pretty liberating.
[highlight][color=black][size=2][B](•_•) Out numbered? Out gunned?
(⌐■_■) Challenge Accepted[/B][/size][/color][/highlight]