Wow... I actually thought that crafting was too fast sometimes. I have some of the best crafting tools you can get (some great ones are cheap in the LOTRO store) and I'm surprised how fast I can power through a profession.
Like the main content of the game, crafting is not just a little side inconvenience. It is an important part of the game that requires a respectful amount of time to level in. Crafting can yield great rewards and should therefore be somewhat time consuming or difficult as such. If you don't like the time it takes to craft, don't do it or change vocations. For example, I've found that farming and especially cooking are very fast professions. You can buy many of your ingredients (and cheap), it goes very fast. However, vocations focused on lumbar, metal, and hides tend to be slower (as you found out). Thank goodness they aren't any slower, because making a single sword or hide jacket takes much longer in real life than in game. Much Longer.
Some advice: Think of crafting as taking a bit of a break from the rest of the game or as taking a break from the game. You accomplished a lot of things in real life while you waited, be glad for that. I use crafting for snack, coffee, or talking-on-the-phone-breaks. Sometimes I look up guides and stuff for LOTRO while I wait.
I've felt the pain of higher level crafting (especially metal crafting), but I think it should not get faster. Anyways, at least you aren't farming. You can't leave your crops unattended, that is a very involved vocation. If I had any beef with crafting, it would be with the crop harvesting system. You can't take a break when farming (kinda like in real life).
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