I couldn’t even tell you how many hundreds of hours I have in CE. In all that time, I only ever used bandages once, decided they weren’t worth the trouble, and never crafted any. (Used a looted one, fwiw.) Now, with the healing changes in Siptah/2.0, bandages are a must, and as far as I could see on the Feat table, you couldn’t craft your first one until the feat came available at level 25 or somesuch. Apparently–and I didn’t discover this until level 20–you can make “rough” bandages from the very beginning of the game. The same feat that auto-unlocks for every new character that lets you make bedrolls and waterskins now also grants rough bandages. I didn’t even think to look for this, because why would I?
Anyway. That’s the suggestion: increase visibility. Make it more apparent somehow that crafting basic rough bandages is, in fact, an option.