Retarded? Maybe if you actually try and gather everything yourself.
Newsflash: A rank 6 weapon doesn't differ much in material needs from a rank 50. Only difference would be the ranks needed to get drops and make the parts.
Or you can just contact some crafters (I assume your ls will have some at least) and ask them to make stuff.
It's not that hard. Besides, all those items listed are quite common in bazaars and market wards.
It will become even easier once the market ward search function is implemented.
I'm sorry but that's just way to many steps to craft something so early on. Especially when it's usefulness is debatable, the weathered sword could do you nearly as well until the teens and I imagine would have to for the average newbie. The crafting system doesn't need to be bare bones simple, but I shouldn't need a 12 part multi-page manual to make a newbie weapon.
And I like many others I've seen don't even have an Ls.. it's decidedly difficult to even find people who talk/respond let alone recruiting pearls. Perhaps that's just been my experience, and I admit I haven't put to much effort into finding one just yet, but still.