My problem with crafting ---snip---E]
An adventurer should never be able to out craft a same level dedicated NPC.
I can’t remember which youtube it was, but I recall Paizo staff discussing that PF2 NPC design allows them to have NPC bakers who are effectively level 1 in combat, but level 8 in baking competitions.
Thats a reasonable answer.. and maybe works for mundane items.. however still has a problem for me with magical Items.. Anything made by a wizard or other spellcaster.. Although perhaps there is a subculture of mage casters who never really go out cant cast on the fly but spend All their time and feats learning to make stuff not be an adventuring mage a runecrafter.
kinda like a Magus in Ars Magica..mostly spending years in a lab researching and making stuff.