I come from WoW, where the only smart thing to do is wait till end game to craft due to the fact that you outlevel your gathering and crafting while leveling at around level 20(from my experience, unless you spend more time farming than leveling).
I have yet to craft in this game although I'm interested.
With this game is there gathering? And is it something you should do while you level your main fighting class?
Is crafting it's own entity where a crafter needs to put focused time into it and its not really a side project?
I'm kind of clueless as to how this games crafting works. Suppose I'll do some research too.