I started in Gridania since everything made sense for me, Elvaan, Archer, Botanist, Woodworking and so forth. Got myself to the mid teen levels, got to a point where I needed certain materials, gear, etc. So I decided to search some bazaar's, not much luck, 95% are selling utter junk. So I decide to travel to Ul'Dah and Limsa, and find tons of different things I need, regardless of craft, it just all seems to be there, and significantly more things of a higher level.
Why is Gridania littered with lower level stuff while those two other cities seem to have everything I'm looking for? Is it the fact that the more "Expensive" guilds are found there, and just have higher level players, or... it's frustrating constantly having to travel there to get anything half decent.