35k is nothing in this game. It's possible to get more than that from a single leve.
It's nothing, but think about all of the pricey gear people sell (generally based on how cool it looks) that you'll need to buy + the higher/fancier it is the more it costs the repair NPC to repair it to 75%+ which adds up nicely if you don't repair it yourself or someone else does then throw in weapon upgrades.
So it's nothing to someone with a good foundation of gil, but to someone just starting out and with leves on a 36hr timer, it adds up very quickly. (especially if you hoard your shards and crystals for synthesis rather than sell.)