I fully intended to go through this entire game without EVER learning to craft. I highly resent the need to go back and start from the beginning and waste time on something that is supposed to be a side thing. Are we going to be forced to garden too, to justify your need to keep up with facebook's farmville?? Yes, that is another side thing I have no desire to experience. Leave those things for people who like to waste time with silly things like crafting and gardening. Do NOT make it something that the rest of us are forced to do in order to progress in the game!