I went 1/8 on Hazmat, which seems fairly lucky by comparison.
It was somewhat bareable thanks to the potencial profit from farming in the citadel. I would kill pots, skellies, whatever else, for chest keys (among other things, such as pot shards and absorb scrolls) and pop chest open for between 8-12k a pop (or a pyro robe, which npcs for 8k or AHs for slightly more). It wasn't extremely lucrative, but it did help to keep me from feeling like I was completely wasting my efforts.
Most of the new NMs I've hunted meet with similiar drop rates; 1/7 on Poppet's Katars, 1/12 on Birdbanes, 0/4 on the ring set (I've given up on those ******* NMs though), and it will probably be similiar when I get around to camping Belledonna.
Teiei of Lakshmi (formally of Garuda)
Tarutaru Male from Windurst
Favorite Job: White Mage
Jobs currently at Level 99:
ALL the Jobs!!!