I find it utterly useless now to have a blacksmith, tailor or any other crafter making weapons and armor since the dawn of powder of fortification and item insurance. Gone are the days when you had to replace your weapons because you died, had stolen or otherwise lost it and had to get another one. I have had a fully stocked vendor with all types of weapons that has sold only one weapon in more than a month. I keep loading her up with gold, hoping one day that she will sell something, but unless its a Soul Seeker or other popular artifact I don't see the point anymore. I remember the days before AOS where my weapons vendor would sell 10 katanas or krysses a day but I can't even move 100% pure poison weapons for people to train on a golem since you only need to buy one, EVER and put item insurance on it. It just sickens me that UO has become the item based game that it is, when in the good old days it was your skill and cunning that made you a better player. Let's all go to Luna and pay too much gold for the one weapon and armor set that you will use for the rest of your UO life.