Vanguard Crafters is the affiliate site that definitely gets some developer attention. I see Jansan on there a lot. SV remains a compendium and a good place to get the sense of the general community regarding crafting. The committed crafters spend more time on Vanguard Crafters, where there are some fairly good discussions going.
That being said, crafting is getting less developer attention than adventuring. The crafting community knows this and is adjusting; some are making the best of what there is, others are just hanging up the tool belts. Surprised?