I liked the commission crafting in EQ2. There was no exchange of mats, it was just so much easier to hire someone to craft for you. All you did was stand next to them by a crafting station and start crafting, the mats automatically came out and you auto got the product. They need to implement something like that here.
Yes, this was an awesome feature!
EQ2 had a lot of great features that sets them apart from other MMO's. (never played wow)
I liked the auction feature in Rift, and you could also put up a stack of mats and set an individual sell price, this way the buyer can buy 1 or more pieces if they wish, or even the entire stack. This would eliminate the need for everyone to flood the GTN with single item crap.