Hi! First of all, I have always loved LOTRO's wonderful craftings, which do pay off, and one can craft things better than what one loots - millions of thanks for rewarding us that way.
Guilds... they require a lot of reputation and hard work to get it - that is the way it should be, and I love doing it.
Guild recipes are more expensive than other recipes, and I have no problems with that at all.
Guild recipes have a lot of cooldowns to wait for, and that's fine by me.
But why have you made them so bad, they aren't worth doing any longer? Why should I put a lot of efforts, time, money and wait for long cooldowns in doing let's say a level 30 gear, when already stats and armour will be better on the level 32 gear? The level 30 gear requires a lot of material + shards, the level 32 barely anything. Please... I thought guild recipes were supposed to be quite awesome - people used to go from guild-stuff to guild-stuff, thinking the time and cooldowns and efforts were well worth it, but that's not the case any longer, due to the change in stats you have brought in. I do not see the point in that on a new character put in the time and effort to get the guild recipes and reputation required to get them, just for the items to be better 2 levels later.
Apart from that, thanks for a wonderful crafting system, and for a wonderful game, because truly, it is.