So! This is my list of crafting gripes and complaints. Feel free to ignore if you're not interested.
The Talisman trainers are called "Hedge Wizards". Since EVERY OTHER trainer for crafting is called by their actual skill names instead of something cute and totally unrelated, I don't see why this one has to be!
There are no merchants in the IC that sell materials for talisman making.
There is no good way of making my way from the Tier 3 warcamps to the places where I can buy the starting materials I need since I didn't really start talisman stuff until I was level 19 and T1 crafting materials end at level 8 or 9.
Cultivating takes FOREVER, and if that system doesn't define "grinding", There's no blunt object I could beat you with long enough to prove it.
Crafting requires bag space that is simply not available - even at level 22, and since there's no easy way to get to/from the IC without taking a 30 minute break from "playing the game", it's ridiculous to even try.
There are no talisman making drops from the PQ's anywhere that I've found, though there are cultivating and apothecary drops.
Talisman making feels like it was added 20 minutes after launch. Someone obviously didn't put much thought into it other then "Yeah, we should do a second crafting skill." It makes me want to cry. Seriously.
I'm a hard core crafter. I can't remember a game with a crafting system that made cry. Thank you WAR for being retarded enough to be the first!! =( *cries*