I decided to pick up an MMO for the winter and bought ffxiv. What a disappointment. I am going to either go back to LOTRO or WoW and was wondering if you are still limited in crafting and gather classes to 1 of each, or if at the time I was just to new to the game to know how to field multiples?
I have trouble understanding "for the Winter". I've been playing for almost six years, and still haven't gotten tired of WoW. Could it be that you are easily bored?
In any case, I wouldn't pick WoW for crafting, since there are so many other aspects to the game. It just seems a bit stupid to base your decision on such a small portion of the game.
Let's look at your question, though. You can have two professions, with any mixture between crafting and/or gathering professions. Enchanting is both a crafting and a gathering profession, Tailoring doesn't have (or need) an associated gathering profession. Fishing (something anyone can have) is a gathering profession with no associated craft (except for minor use in alchemy), and you can still have your teo primary professions as well.
You have a lot of possibilities, but generally if you choose a crafting skill and want to gather your own materials, then yes. You are limited to one of each. I just think that that's a very narrow view of the game.