Ok I understand the need for crafting, I get it. But I just don't understand why I can't go to an armor or weapon vendor and buy a slight upgrade every few levels. I am going to have to stay in the basic starter gear unless I level 3 different crafting classes or get lucky at a bazaar? I'm not ranting I'm just curious if I'm missing a big secret? Just spent 20 minutes in the market ward trying to find a new weapon for a class rank 19 PUG. I'm still using the lvl one cesti. Something about that seems wrong. Any other options besides waste time crafting?
Make friends, reach out to other LS and try to find someone who is willing to make you an upgraded weapon so you don't have to level up a crafting job. It's day 3 (going on 4), you've got to give it a little more time before you could expect weapons to be readily available. While waiting, you could level up another DoW class, or even a single crafting class to supply someone else with at least some of the items required to make whatever weapon you want.