I'm not a professional harvester but since i'm busy studying in RL i'm doing a lot of afk harvesting . While hanging in the cotton fields in PV i come up with an idea. It could be nice to have a book for every resource that decrease the its harvesting time.
I know this can blow up the economy but i think it can be tweaked nicely: to get the bonus after reading the book you have to wear the harv med (which is pretty useless atm, i think). Making it less cheap (about 10k), hardcore harvester will increase their income but also their outcome (it could break more often) so things are balanced. On the other side, lazy harvesters like me can stick to the old and slow harvesting way getting less resources. Both kind of harvester will sell their lot at the same prices in the end.
So why adding this feature if nothing changes?
I think crafter will be more interested in making harv meds, professional harvesters will be less likely to be afk and having more resources faster (but not cheaper) makes everyone happy
Just an idea...