Originally Posted by Warlocke
Nothing has been said about BG3, but in the DOS2 postmortem Swen said that he was pretty disappointed with how crafting panned out in that game, and would strongly consider not including crafting in future games.

This is the first time I hear this but I, for one, am glad to hear it.
I honestly did not like crafting in DOS2 and aside from just being a source of upgrading your equipment (a process that might as well be given to an NPC such as a blacksmith) and making slip-resistance boots I don't recall using it much in DOS1 either.
Funnily enough I'm not exactly against the concept of crafting, I just really didn't like how having it in the game caused your inventory as well as every loot container to be full of hundreds upon hundreds of different crafting materials and miscellaneous objects you picked up somewhere along your journey.