What started out as a list of my own notes quickly turned into a guide that I've been working on for my close friends and family. You can find it here on my blogspot.
I've just now decided to post this here in the forums for everyone for a couple reasons:
1) To share with the rest of the community, of course. But more importantly, 2) I need some answers to fill in some gaps. The gaps are pretty obvious, so if you guys see something that needs changing or adding, please let me know here so I can adjust them.
This isn't (and never was) intended to be the end-all be-all guide to crafting. It's meant to serve as more of a start-up manual for beginning crafters. I only want to include pertinent information and tips for new crafters up to, say, Rank 20, before one begins questing for Guild Marks. I'd like to keep theory crafting and number crunching out of this thing, as I don't want to overcomplicate things. For now, ixnay on the artschay and aphsgray.
To my knowledge, the information in the link provided is accurate, unless noted otherwise. Most of the information was collected from my own personal experience, and confirmed by others' results both here and in-game. Credits are detailed at the bottom of the post.
I look forward to getting some clarification and answers to a lot of our questions. Thanks for checking it out :)