Let haters keep hating and let lovers keep playing the game!
It's awfully ironic you would say -this- in defense of the market wards.
You hate the wards (and that is the term you used to name this thread) because you can't be bothered to look up what is the definition of the mat you're looking for then I still stand by my statement...
Please allow me to 2-up my brosef from Lindblum. There's 3 reasons I hate the market wards. We'll start with the first, which ties into your white-knightish statement above:
1) It's a **** good thing the haters left, otherwise you wouldn't be able to get your retainers into the proper wards as they have (had? It's been a while since XIV had that many players) a population cap. Which might not seem like any kind've hinderance to you, but tack on a few thousand people on your server with 2 retainers a pop and...well....enjoy that rock salt.
2) Not every item that's marketable is even list in the XIV retainer search function. Now, while this is hopefully something they will fix, the point stands. And is ever so slightly 'tarded.
3) The sheer rendering needs of whatever server(s) and clients to even display the market wards is ridiculous. And this subject has been touched upon by any number of threads on ZAM, let alone how many others on sites I don't bother to visit.
Now, it's entirely possible that the new XIV team will make the wards efficient. I wouldn't put it past them. They have certainly become far more user-friendly. But to blindly defend the wards as a good idea without taking into consideration the vast waste of processor time on both our end and SE's end is folly.