It's a shame that this is your experience.
Personally, I'm thrilled that I've leveled and unlocked so many schematics for so many professions. Having 11 alts, it's helped cross-gear my own characters and their companions.
I also make money selling things from 10-45, as well as some of the higher end gear. In fact, anything I put on the gtn from 10-45 is gone within a day.
It's a lot of work to craft items in 10-45 especially with the current slump on sales, but yes it's not that bad. However, the kinda profits you used to make have been greatly reduce in part to cm and other non crafted gear. It's still better than doing dailies though unless you get rep from said dailies.