I didn't even bother with the Act 1 armor, figured I'd save up for Act 2... but all this studded leather, hardened leather, robust cloth, and diamond dust... it can't possibly be worth the time spent farming harpies and calculating how much of X I need to make Y amout of Z, can it? Almost nobody in Vergen even sells this stuff. In combat, I'm either Quen'd or rolling around waiting for vigor to regenerate, so I rarely get hit. I know you need the full set to wield the swords, but are they even that good? This seems completely pointless.
And the armor doesn't even look that cool!
You better pay my hospital bills if you're gonna make me facepalm that hard.