The problem I'm having is this: I get an exquisite cloth, but since I'm not an outfitter and all the outfitters I know already have it, I throw it out. Then, for some inexplicable reason the game doesn't realize I don't want one, and gives me another. This process repeats about 3 times a day. Why they thought this item needed to drop that frequently when all the other items don't is beyond me, but it's really annoying and I don't want to just keep one in my inventory (would that even prevent me from getting another?), though I may have to just in case.
Actually it probably drops at exactly the same rate as the equivalent items from other professions.. but consider:
If something has a droprate of 1% (1 in 100) from herbs or mining nodes, you should expect on average to get one every 100 nodes you gather from
If something has a droprate of 1% (1 in 100) from humanoids and undead, you should expect on average to get one every 100 of these you kill
Now which do you do more of? Kill things, or loot nodes?