Any Blacksmith plan beyond 476 requires at least 3 Living Steel which due to its daily cooldown makes it the most expensive ingredient to purchase. I have never been able to craft a bar of any kind and return a 600%-1000% investment from any other profession like Living steel does.
So my questions are, Why is blacksmithing the only profession that requires large amounts of Living Steel? and, Why can't blacksmith or miners create Living steel as well? It would seem that metallurgy would be up their alley as well
To even out it needs Imperial Silk, Lightning Steel, etc. to be non-soulbound and a requirement to craft in all production professions or allow those who utilize the ingredients to create it as well i.e miners or blacksmith can make Living steel.
If there are other add them up and explain why