I read this entertaining post over at WoWenomics the other day, and found this horribly accurate description of myself:
"The Master Craftsman: Crafting specced, sometimes even dual crafting specced. Can answer questions like, “What mats do I need to craft X?” without even opening her tradeskill window. Bank is filled with crafting materials, even stuff that’s been obsolete for years because “you never know when you’ll need it.”
I am very sad to say that I actually created my own bank guild with three tabs which is primarily used to store old-world crafting mats. And if asked, I would totally say "you never know when you'll need it". The weird part is that it has actually been helpful from time to time. Although a sane person would argue that I could just buy those same items on the rare occasion I needed them, but apparently I'm a pack rat.
And where most folks I know have one bank alt, I have FIVE of them. Each of my crafters has her own alt who stores crafting mats and finished items. You would think this would give me plenty of space for all my stuff, but I am constantly running low on bank space. Really, Blizzard just needs to invent a huge, walk-in closet for me to save all my goodies, banks are too small!
As for the dual crafter, I don't have just one. I have three! One Leatherworking Scribe, one Enchanting Engineer and one Tailoring Alchemist. Luckily I can at least say I don't know the mats for things off the top of my head. Back in the vanilla WoW days I used to be able to recite recipe details from memory. Two expansions later, my head is too crammed full of random recipe facts to make sense of anything.
It's not all my fault though, I keep getting all these novelty items from the various seasonal events. I can't bear to get rid of my Hallowed Wands, Preserved Holly, Elegant Dresses or Bags of Candies. If Blizzard won't give us player housing, they should at least give us a trophy case to save all our fun or obsolete items. I know it would help me reclaim a ton of space if I could store my "out of season" items elsewhere. I'm sure there are other folks who'd love to save their old level 60 set items and weapons, but at some point have to delete them because of bank cram. After four years, there's just a ton of content and I don't think the old bank system has really kept up with the times. And it's really too bad because we put a lot of work into getting some of this stuff and I for one hate deleting something I worked hard to get.
By the way, I'm praying that we don't get any new Professions in the next expansion. I'm selfish, I don't have any more toons left to craft with on my server. If a new profession comes along, I'm gonna have to drop a craft or sacrifice a bank alt.
So what's your style? Pop on over to the rest of the article at WoWenomics and see for yourself :)