Directional crafting on a particular day during a particular moon phase in a particular city with a particular crystal on a particular item FTW!
Does all that seriously affect your crafts? And here I thought all I had to worry about was the color of its sparks, and which tool/hand to use.
I too recall the days of my childhood when an empty cardboard box and a little imagination could be one of the most entertaining things in the world. Of course, as my experiences evolved so too did my interests and my tastes in entertainment and while I could probably still find limited entertainment value in a large enough empty cardboard box, I certainly wouldn't pay someone a monthly fee for the privilege of access to it.
Comon guys, hasn't anyone taken note of why you choose what is essentially your character's birthday? On those days, your crafting skill improves 150%, especially if you face the moon as it's rising. There's also a nice trick if you're a Miqo'te, since you can pick "Seeker of the Sun" or "Keeper of the Moon"... They craft better during the day or night, respectively :D