I like EQ. I like the content and the play. I prefer a fair market system. I like tradeskills. I like fair market tradeskills. EQ has niether.
Make poison is not fair, brewing is somewhat fair, pottery is ok, idk about smithing but it seems uncommonly cruel and time-consuming, making jewelry is skewed (one might say screwed). Make spells is totally messed up. Make a spell called Moonfire (druid level 60 spell) at a cost of nearly 300 plat OR buy it from the pok vendor for 141 plat.
The other mistake and YAOBB (yet another obvious boo-boo) is economy. Is it just me or have others noticed that if you don't run a bazaar toon or spend some serious time farming crap, no matter where you hunt, you're going to lose money as you level. It's not possible to get to 95 w/o buying plat or station cash.
Meanwhilie, there are many many online games that do not charge a monthly fee and have a substantial market like station cash that makes their dime.
I quit both subscriptions yesterday due to these two serious (mho) errors in SoE judgement.