BTW, demand for these is dropping. For the patient, they will come, no need to spend
TPs. Price on Meneldor AH for the level 75 type was about 300 gold when they first came out.
As of last night, they were starting at 90 or so, and the level 65 ones had dropped to the 15-20
range. I think this is a combination of people having enough and also folks coming to the
realization that beyond the first crystals don't do very much -- and for first ages, the first crystal
doesn't do much either.
Then there are those like me that won't bother either way because the upgrades are negligible to say the least. It's just another piece of bling for your LI. Don't need it.
I think you need to look at them again. The increase is only negligible on first agers. Just one crystal on a 2nd or 3rd agers gives you comparable or more DPS increase than a full load of 7 stat tomes on your main stat. And that without any kind of negative side effects as you might get from swapping gear.
I dont really get why people are farming solo stuff for this. By now it is pretty clear that the droprate in solo skirms are pretty negligible. If I were inclined to farm them, I´d try soloing lvl 66 sch/libs. They have 3 chests. and are reasonable fast to do for any class.