So I got NWN2. I gotta say, it feels clunky somehow, but I was going to tough it out, when I went to craft something and.... it didn't work. Now, I grant 'nothing' is supposed to happen if you have the wrong ingredients or your skill it too low. BUT, neither of those things appear to hold.
AND, when I tried to 'distill' the monster parts that are supposed to render up essences, the icon for the part disappears... but no essences appear.
For someone that LIKES crafting... this sucks.