I know exactly what you mean. I must however admit that this makes me kinda excited. I could not be bothered to spend the blood sweat and tears it takes to craft gem tools, never mind the seasons it would take to get a mass craft going. Sure, one day i might wake up and realise “hey i can mass diamond spanners!!” And do it once for the kick, but that doesnt appeal to me. So i buy them. From people who seem to like making them. A lot of them.
On the other hand i like mind numbing stuff now and again. Whacking for fibres, fixing the forgotten kingdom of cog’s machine pit in my “spare” time, killing portal seekers cuttles with my stone bow if i run into one… I sincerely hope there are more people like me around who enjoy parts that others don’t, as it is essential for a fun economy.
How i approach it: if I’m planning to go do x, and get distracted ending up doing z for an hour, then obviously i enjoyed doing z more. So i look to pay someone to do x for me, and offer to do z for others for compensation. This way i make the game fun by doing what i want (assuming there are people willing to do what i don’t want to)