It seems that if SE wants to solve everyone's gripes about this market-ward system, they need to add something to the upcoming "Search" feature. A list of a). how many people are selling the specific item, and b). the average selling price of that item. BOOM! There you go! This will work well for many reasons, mainly ... IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!
If you have an item you want sold fast just to get rid of it, sell for less. If there are many people selling the same items as you, undercut a bit. I know, I know, I've heard soooo many people talk about AH systems where all they do is complain that undercutters are ruining their chances to sell gear, but, guess what? That's how business works. What's to NOT get about this system?!?! REALLY!! I'm guessing most of the people who say this system sucks either didn't take High-School level economics, or they are really just complaining about how much time it takes to find 1 little item. If the latter's the case, well, I feel your pain, really I do. I too have spent multiple hours trying to find items and materials either to find it and not be able to afford it, or to end up deciding to spend even more hours farming for said materials on my own (when my DoW/M rank allows). But, once this search feature is added, I, hopefully, will not have to worry about it anymore. And as for AH helping to level out prices for things. I call BS.
If you don't see what I see just think for a moment. Remember back in September, when we all started playing, and Bronze Haubergen first appeared on the market? Average price? 250k! Now? 40-50k. Nuff said. It's supply and demand.
The one thing about this game that I do not like, however, is...THE MARKET WARD SYSTEM! >< Why the **** can I only seem to find low level gear in the market wards?!?! And why, oh, WHY is that NPC selling an Iron Short-Sword for 20x the cost of materials?!?!? This is one thing where SE fell short, IMO. If you're going to let people rank up from 1-15 in a day, at least make some lower level gear available instead of just this rank 1 hempen crap that becomes damaged after 1 hit from a Red mob.
Anyway, I'm done ranting now...and, just in case I led you to believe otherwise, I FREAKIN LOVE THIS GAME! ^^
Cheers! And here's hoping for another great update in Dec.!