What's the point of smithing if you do all the mining yourself; I meant smithing as a stand alone skill. Maybe addy plates are worth it, but that means well over 75% of all items aren't worth it. And these simply economics don't apply to RS, miners will rarely sell under the "usual" price.
Am I the only who realizes this skill is now obsolete? At the normal price of ores, no smith can buy ores, smith those ores without losing most of their money. Smithing has ultimately become obsolete; you can't smith anymore. The prices of ores skyrocket, the prices of armour stay the same, yet people get richer and richer. Darned inflation.