Essentially, these crates are gambling with your real money to obtain crown store items no longer available or crown crate exclusives. Before gambling you might want to check your odds. An official crown crate thread has been created on the official forums.
It has been a few days since the new experience potion recipe was announced. It would appear “extremely rare” drop rates means extremely rare. Personally, I haven’t heard of any one finding one. There others on the forums curious if any was has in fact found any and where.
Have you found components or heard of any Aetherial Ambrosia discoveries?
Since the release of OneTamriel, there have been a few posts on the official forums that discuss the competitiveness of the crafted sets versus all of the new zone and monster sets.
In reviewing these discussions, I’m most in agreement with STEVIL.
While developing thru levels, crafted sets now a filler rather than focus in no small part because of the drops being found scaling over and over…So crafted equip is not “done” or “useless” but it is now IMO less often the centerpiece and more often the extra.