Reading some of the threads on here, I see something pop up in many threads, and I wanted to touch on it in an global area, so here goes.
Repairs- why do people still bother (and complain about it?)
Since the 25th patch, have there been a reason other than reselling your gear/weapons to repair your gear?
Have people parsed (or even eyeballed) the difference in accuracy/damage? Is it a big enough deal to decide which weapons you'll use or not use?
Personally I level pretty much all the crafts and especially those that I use gear from; I want to be able to repair my own stuff, but even then I wonder why I bother to do it? I had my archer's bow at 1 durability for about 4 hours this morning and I couldn't really tell the difference other than the red icon.
So to conclude, I ask again: Why are people annoyed (and quitting) over repairs in this new era of the game?
As a crafter, I seem to notice a bigger impact of damaged gear than on combat classes. I was told that gatherers can also tell the difference easily (number of attempts per node, etc.) So I suppose my question is mostly to DoMs and DoWs.