Everytime a patch comes out that has to do with any usable item that isn't crafted, crafters everywhere cry foul. Here's what I would do from my very small piece of UO I play in. On my shard I wish crafters would... Take those low end runics and make some elemental weapons Craft some woodland armor with uneven resists that are good for imbuing/enhancing. Run around shame and grab some of the left behind loot, there are plenty of items left behind on level 1 & 2 that are not cursed and have starting mods that are not imbuable. Imbue / enhance then resell. Mine some turquoise and make some cool +5 SSI rings This is just from my very limited area of play I'm sure others could add to this. The days of crafting "GM" items and running a vendor are way over.