I've recently come back after a short break. My Alchemy is currently 64.
I was hoping that the introduction of Synergy and the new recipes would boost the entrepreneurial (word check?) value of having Alchemy leveled past 60. I've always heard how much Alchemy sucked as far as a gil generating craft goes from others that have it leveled to 100+. I'm at a point where I can either begin working on taking it to 70+ or switch my focus to something more beneficial (arguably) like Woodworking or Smithing.
So what are your opinions of the current state of Alchemy? Would I be better served going the route of WW or SM/GS and leave my Alchemy at 60? Bullets, Oils, Mercury, etc., are usually available at or below cost thanks to the large number of Alchemists that HQ regularly to make some kind of profit and these days I have less of a use for these types of items anyway. Combine that with the fact that there are very few (if any?) items that sell at even a half-decent rate post 60 and I'm seriously considering going a different route.
Is it just too early to tell if Alchemy received a boost from Synergy? I don't think many people are interested in Synergy yet. Unless the interest is piqued with the addition of new items in Alchemy or Synergy, is it still a worthless craft?