So, I understand smithing advancement was changed so that you gain XP based on teh gold value of the item being smithed (or upgraded). Does this take into account enchantments? i.e. can I smith a bunch of iron daggers, drop a banishment enchantment on them making them worth hundreds (at higher levels, thousands) more and then take them to the grindstone? Will this net more xp than a straight iron dagger or does it work on base GP cost?
Hmm, I am not sure, but I do think that work. The "negative" of that is of course that you need to get the smithing to level 60 first, but I suppose that is a minor problem.
Edit: I don't see the point in hating no people who chose to grind. They don't hurt your game.