I have not read through and other threads related to this topic but it seems like an added time sink to have to run around and gather resources after harvesting a node. You already spend a significant amount of time chopping, mining, hammering, etc. to harvest the resources (especially early game) and then having to run in circles to gather them all is pointless. Many games have similar harvesting tasks and then alleviate some of the grind by auto-gathering the resources into your inventory.
This may have been addressed at some earlier point but manually collecting harvested resources is a waste of time, you have already chopped the tree, mined the ore/stone and then to have to run around to gather the resources adds an unnecessary timesink. A "Vacuum" or "Magnetic" effect to pull the resources to the player would be better.