That was kind of funny to watch, but then it wasn't my hour of lost time
Personally i like the failed chance or "RNG" I think maybe a way to combat this may be to increase the drop amount of mats from each node which would decrease the amount of time it takes to gather the needed materials.. I feel like if everyone had a 100% chance of success, crafted gear would lose its allure.
Irekei and Aracoix
These seem to be the two most desired to get a reboot. Both are from Shadowbane.
Personally Id like to play as a Thrall, because who doesnt want to be a walking possessed corpse.
Expect stuff like this to come post launch.(which is post soft-launch, ACE is small so they need time to nail down the boards.)