I don't feel like you *have* to craft
Ofcourse we don't.
I could instead make a half a hour long run to a city every hour or so to get my scepter repaired (i'm THM 20, CON 10, GLA 6, Shield 6, WVR 15 and GLD 15, BLC 6, CRP 6, ARM 8, MNR 14, BTN 11 and FHR 6), then make a half hour long run back to my farming spot.
Or i could stand in a camp and and keep going "/shout can someone repair my scepter?" and pray some goldsmith not only can, but will, do so, and i'd still probably have to carry mats for it with me.
Happily i kinda like crafting, atleast in theory, i'd just like it a lot more if i did not have to stop and repair my scepter every hour or so, or that the synth success as not totally random (i really should not have any difficulty, ever, with rank 10 synths as rank 15, let alone rank 5), or that i did not have to go to a online database for my recipies, or that crafting did not for some reason damage my jewelry, or that i did not spend more time waiting for ui windows to open than i do actually crafting. Edited, Oct 22nd 2010 3:47am by J4n1