I know that this has been covered elsewhere, but as we have a new executive producer I thought it might be a good idea to post and try one more time.
I am not a forum poster, for the most part, but the lack of crafting past 95 has prompted me to break my usual silence and post this plead. There are committed crafters who have been loyal to crafting in the game for as long as they have been playing. They have gone through every iteration of the crafting professions, farmed for days for materials and bought supplies to get that perfect crit. on something they really wanted, crafted endlessly for kinmates, and levelled up guild reputation time and time again. The robust crafting system is why some people have stayed with this game when so many others called to them. I know it has brought me back more than once.
Don't give up on crafting, support it. I for one would rather spend my hours grinding out mats how and where I want to than spend even three play sessions doing the same thing over and over for armor that I can't craft myself. It makes me want to go to something else with my time, and I have. But I remember how much fun it was, what pride I took in making things for myself and others, and I come back, only to be disappointed. The lore itself takes pride in it's craftspersons, even those whose creations went awry. Please keep crafting on the forefront of your mind when making decisions about what to add to the game. It affects more people than I think is realized.
Tyriah of Landroval