Personally I like the recipe changes with the exception of +3 tomes. I do think things can be tweaked a bit, but am in favor of most of the changes.
Things I would like to see changed:
+3 unbound tomes added into the epic raid loot tables (DQ, Chrono, VON6) with a decent chance of dropping. Not necessarily high, but decent.
+3 unbound tomes added to elite ToD loot table out of sully chest.
Silver Flame/Yugo pots changed to have a min lvl, and require more favor (yes more favor) and changed to BTA
Large Devil Scales added to the Echrono loot tables.
Full tokens added back to the epic chest for all epics.
2 tokens per epic raid, either 1 dungeon and 1 raid, or two raid it really doesnt matter.
Epic Fragment drops from mobs increased.
Quests that currently have 2 epic tokens available increased to 3 or 4.
And no I dont have 10 of each high level shard crafted, I will have to pay the new improved rates for them like everyone else.
No I am not a vip player, though I own most of the content. (which I paid $ for)