Some stuff should loose quality over time, like food, or tools. food should go off and tools get rusty. now they only loose durability, but they should get worse with lower durability and especially over time. so for now we are gathering and gathering stuff until our warehouses are overfilled with ~q100 items. you dont need to put much effort into some skills like forging (or armor smithing) if your castle is build up (or your mates are equipped) at the moment. you just rush for an amount of stuff which will last for weeks...
i think it would be nice if you have to repair more or create new items you use or dont store a high amount of them with no deficit.
thanks for your attention