Don’t see it happening, as the game is very time sink heavy in design with the crafting aspect. Though I agree, the amount of materials gathered, to the time most adult players have to actually play, is draconian and shows a lack of understanding how much time Funcom is asking of people to make things in this game between travel, preparation, etc.
P.S., no, no I don’t care someone is spending twenty hours a day in game, and that they’d unbalance PvP if this was brought down. Do that player a favor, kick him from your server, force them to go do something else like get a real life job. Stop asking Funcom to limit the game for everyone by the extremes, or playing on officials.