I am not a big fan of Crafting in games, it tends to be tedious, grindy, and underwhelming. DOS 1 and DOS 2 have not done anything to change my view on that. I really hope that any crafting in the game has been massively overhauled from DOS 2. Especially the tendency to have 1000 ingredients, each with one and only one use.
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.
Oh thank goodness. Do you remember where you saw that postmortem? It sounds interesting.
EDIT: Was it this one?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKwi_5nePZg
EDIT 2: Yes, at about 59:11 for the mention of crafting.