So I was happy when I capped my smith and Jewler last week but it seems the recipees are insanely expensive. The commodity AH is closed ATM so I can't speak much for gems buying vs making though its probably not as bad as items since its not randomized. Items are however not worth crafting at all in my opinion. For instance I can craft armour for 50k(in inferno) which has a chance of having some of the stats I want... but probability wise, the chance that I will get the vitality, the intelligence, and w/e other relevant stat I want for my mage is probably close to 1 in 30, now add a layer of there being ENOUGH stats and you have another whole dimension. Yet I can find pretty good armour on the AH for about 100-200k. Even ignoring the mat cost that crafting price seems absolutely ridiculous and not well thought out. If I farm Inferno Act 1 for 1 hour I will probably get about 100k... that's only two rolls, I regret sinking money into my smith Unless blizzard reduces crafting price to about a tenth of what it is now.
So do you guys use the smith on higher difficulties?