So, I am a level 33 and I didn't use crafting until I got to marleybone (which I am completing now) because it took so long. Is crafting worth all the trouble of me catching up and having to get materials? Also, people always tell me that the crafting gear is super good, but is the regular quest/boss gear good enough?
I wouldn't worry about using crafted gear yet. You can get good drops or buy pretty good gear at the Bazaar without all of the hassle. There will come a time that it will really help to craft better gear and I would save your gold and reagents for then(probably around Wintertusk). Just my opinion though.
I would get the craft quests done as you go but don't really bother crafting gear until your in I higher world. For me the gear got worth crafting once I was in wintertusk I love that gear and the Avalon and Azteca gear are good to. So save up your reagents for those places. lvl 90 lvl62 lvl20
I used to think crafting was lame an unimportant until I got to Avalon and heard that the gear was really good, when you get to around Zafaria the crafting gear starts gaining significance. Though, i wouldn't start at your time. its' not that important and when you're like me, high leveled, it's easier to do the quests, getting the reagents, having enough gold to afford everything. But good luck if you do!