To me, its not a good feeling to be able to be in game but having to stand and watch as a bar has to transverse a screen and you are just left with tabbing out and doing something else. In an ideal world, remove those forced wait times. Else determine the quickest crafting bar speed and set it all to that speed. We say AFK playing is a bad thing but then the crafting mechanic drives people to it. Please consider adjusting this and allowing people more time to play versus tab out and do something else.
Envy the Madman his musing when Death comes to make fools of us all.
De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum.