Bonus: Allow players to Seek Repairs on equipped pieces as well.
"Just hold still for a moment while I pour this molten steel on your chest piece to fix that hole...
Oh crap, I'm so sorry dude, I didn't mean to melt your face off!"
Hahahaha. That's awesome. But seriously, I too would like to see this happen (the repair while equipped part, I mean :P ). It's particularly annoying when it's a weapon, and unequipping it for repair means you MUST equip something else in its place. What happens when you find yourself out in the field without another weapon/tool to equip in its place? Or if/when they implement an equipment system other than the current "favors" one, where you switch to your GLD so somebody can repair your THM weapon, and all your THM specific gear automatically unequips too?
I'm not very computer smart (ok, I'm computer retarded), but I think it's this way because the game actually "trades" the item to the repairer temporarily, then "trades" it back once the repair is complete. For those of you smarter than I with computers and programming (if you're reading this, that's you lol), is there another way they could program the game to do this, or are we stuck with it?