First I must say I'm reaching 35 Goldsmith soon, and I'm quite liking how crafting works in this game to control the quality (even if it can be quite luck based, like 50%?), though I must say grinding is still a chore. Improvement in those parts can make the crafting system much better. However...
I notice a lot of evidence of botting and even run into several people who must have botted themselves. Who would craft continuously for many, many hours on end and then just sit there for a few more days RL doing nothing? As someone who does it honestly to get to higher ranks, I feel cheated that some people, well, cheat to get to rank 50 in EVERY CRAFT. I won't talk about the impact this has on the economy as that's a different can of worms altogether.
I think I remember people thinking that SE is too reluctant to put the banhammer down on the botters because that may remove, what, 50% of the subscribers right now, and the decreased number will reflect badly on the company? What do you guys think?
I wasn't sure if I should put this in the complaint thread, but I guess I want some discussion over this. I have tried searching for a thread like this but the discussion on botting often hide in other threads rather than having a thread to itself, AFAIK.