I've been wondering about this for a while. Why did they remove the creation of newbied items in the game? It's never been an unbalancing thing... I mean... how big of a deal is a pair of scissors that stays with you, or a kryss? No one's going to annihilate anyone in this game now with a plain dagger or a smith's hammer. It was always a nice touch, to have these things that always stayed with you. Yes, I understand they aren't necessary with insurance... but why not leave well enough alone?