Do you have any clue whatsoever about the amount of time it takes to get to that level as a crafter? Hours. Daily. They have to acquire the mats. They have to acquire the shards. They have to do the synthesis. I can sit down with the idea in mind that I want to make a couple of suits of bronze chainmail to put in my bazaar and 90 minutes later I'm done.
I enjoy crafting. I also enjoy combat, but I want to get myself squared away for gear first. That's what a smart player would do in a brand new MMO where the only people with the gear are the ones who are busting their bawls to make it. And those people making the gear you can't be bothered to make deserve to be rewarded for it. Everything you kill has a (very good) chance to drop something you could turn around and use to make something and if you were to actually do that, you'd be raking in the xp as well.
Since were on the subject of idiots in game being idiots... what about the idiots who ask what your paying for an item?
ME: <shout> WTB Copper Ore
Idiot: <tell> how much are you paying?
ME: <insert lowball price>
Idiot: your stupid your never going to buy it for that price idiot HAHAH good luck!
WTF *** wipe you were supposed to give me a price to start with.... IM SHOUTING for something, YOU have the god damned leverage to name a price!