This is how I feel trying to train this stupid skill. It just dumps loads of gold and mythril ores on my lap.
So very much this. And on top of everything, Metallurgy is one of the very few production skills which don't give points for failing and it's also the one where you fail the most.
I think that's right around the rank where I gave up on that. Don't normally spend that much time on a beach unless it has women in swimwear.