seriously folks? job or game?
blizzard has this plenty right. and while things are still going to be current, they should be bound to you. what would happen if everyone could trade spirits away to their other characters right now?
everyone would craft all sorts of stuff they need, and that would be it. now that sounds nice, but what if you're the BS who has some extras, and wants to make some money? you no longer have the hook of it has to be your spirit, it can be anyone's it devalues (not that those things are valuable for crying out loud, and shouldn't have much cash interest placed in them) your profession as a whole. there's no longer a 'oh, this guy doesn't have any, i'm gonna shop around thing, it'll be 'all my mats!' and whoever is the lowest bid takes the cake. which is also good, until you have no control over your pricing because you may be the only person that can make one.
I do not BELIEVE I just sided with capitalists.
it sounds good until you see what it does. if you remember chaos orbs being in demand once upon a time, you'd understand. when there was no longer a bind on them, no one had to sell them to anyone, so no one got the prime bonus of being the go-to guy.
if you want to do ANY complaining about materials, it should be on haunting spirits atm, and the rarity some people see them. those who aren't getting them likely can't afford them, because those who do farm them sell them like it took ages to get them.
the spirits will become unbound, until then, do the hard thing and level alts and farm them for that crafting, or use the personal interaction of a 'MMORPG' (for those that forgot, it's massively multiplayer online game) as was intended. be nice to others and they'll probably be nice back. but there's always the bad apple, but that's why you have the choice of finding someone else.