Many players, including myself, have come across conflict of repairing all sorts of items that wear and tear. There are number of equipments that are considered to be far fetched to be repaired because item of the material cannot be found, costly or time consuming to level up specific or multiple crafts equipment is worn, and if not the last, costly or high demand forcing the repairers to have you raise gil reward price to be put to work.
Now, I have been playing up until now but have decided to forcefully give up my main craft and onto black smith specifically in case I need to repair weapons. By weapons, most are metallic that are often used on black smith's side v. other crafts purchased the most. Take the weapons for dagger, knuckles, and shields/Axes. Which do you think the most is being used in the category of weapon needs/repairs? Black smith is the core for the most part.
I don't want to go too depth into this but a lot of players are getting very agitated and flustered at the fact multiple crafts or a second craft might be needed just to repair what they need to move forward. Another conflict are the NPCS offering insane prices to repair armor where for some repairers are willing to repair cheap. Sure, you might do leves to earn gil but at some time later it's all going to be costly when being repaired back at 75 %(I mean really... only 75%?) for 20...30... or even some items 50k.
I know the purpose of all these repairs is to prevent RMT, but this is just getting out of hand. I didn't mind the non-existent use of AH, but constantly needing to repair is becoming obscure.
I'm aware and most of my friends who play this (in the real world) are feeling the same thing. We took consideration and note to buy only equipment for that specific favorable job and optimal rank. The wear and tear comes too often, especially those who play mage jobs doing their role nursing the parties. I really hope Square Enix reads this and notices this too much flawed and too much procrastination, and too much pressure for every other player out there having to bear this constant chore of leveling one thing to another, begging for repairs, paying insane prices, and unable to find items to repair an equipment. I have lost good friends because of this.