I am currently engaged in trying to acquire enough bronze rock for a multiple table project. Frankly, I preferred the old steady state mining, where colored ore spots didn't change. I also find the necessity of having to divide ore piles on valorite and verite incredibly irritating. I have had a great deal of difficulty acquiring the necessary rock. Even with a 25% masonry bonus and GM Carpentry I am still failing frequently and 105 gloves of mining. I'm making tables for heaven's sake not PVP weapons--couldn't this be a little less frustrating? Also I would like to point out that the harder a resource is to acquire the more likely it is to be duped and farmed.