Quests... not enough of them for XP.
Dying: Iron Wills are uber expensive these days.
Pets: You MUST have Astros just to get them or pay godly amounts of Ely.
Drops: I haven't gotten an Urn/Boss drops in a while... even if I wasted money for Kazno's Stones, I still wouldn't be able to get items Like Mining Skill Lv 2...
Enchanting: It really is a pain, worrying if your hard work into Enchanting an item goes to waste.
Crafting rare items (Selki Polar Dagger): Ok, so someone works uber hard just to get the Soul Urn (2x), and has a low % in getting the Kit, and now has to face a low % of creating the Weapon itself... not cool if all the work placed goes for naught.