Cinnimon wrote: One or the other? There are several trees that you go down. You arn't allowed to invest in most of the trees until you make certain prerequisits (including the tradeskill tree) but where you spend those points (especially within those trees) is entirely up to you. Now people do tend to spend the points in exactly the same place because they desire the same performance from their characters as someone else gets with a certain AA build. But that doesn't mean that it isn't a pick and choose system, rather it means most people make the same choices. I'd actually argue that the tradeskill tree is one of the few that won't look like a copy from one tradeskiller to the next. Sure anyone with 30 points probably has trim reaver and mass concervation but the other 20 points won't always be the same. Some crafters will even spend 40 points for a reason I do not understand. As for people saying its not worth switching, I fully understand. 90% of the time I craft on my main in my adventuring build. Even making superior adornments isn't a good enough reason for me to switch to a crafting build. But that is my own choice, I have the full ability to switch into a crafting build when the occasion calls for it, I just choose not to. Just like I choose to have a mirror made and set up a crafting build in the first place.