I played a bit before the stat and skill cap patch came in. At first I thought it would be a good change, but now... I'm not so sure. My point is that it limits the experience and take a lot of the fun out of the game. I effectively limit myself to 40% of the skills, the rest is no point in trying to train. I know this change was made in order to encourage trading and make you feel a bit special with your chosen skills.
If the change had led to a well balanced game and more fun we would only see people with 1 account. What we do have instead is more people running 2 or more accounts making sure they are self reliant. Did I misunderstand something or was that the point from the beginning?
I would much rather have seen a system where the first 3 skills are pretty easy to level up (like now) but the remaining skills would be much harder. That way I would at least see a point in doing tailoring for example if we already had 3-4 skills in which we were proficient.