I want to be consumer, instead of producer, but damn it might be too late. Its big city, why on earth people want to produce anything.
Because they like to produce, and if the game will let them, they will do it, play the role the way they like and enjoy it ;-)
I personally like to collect crap from the game world and use it for my benefit which leads me to crafting. I'd like crafting to be some sort of solution to keep up with all the guys using that high tech expensive stuff while I am short of cash.