Well, crafting. I can't stand it.
I don't know, but for me most of the time I don't have the reagents to craft what I want. So, I have to buy them.
Meh. Me no gusta.
On the other hand, with gardening, bosses drop plants all the time, and all you need to worry about is buying spells taht stay with you forever.
Sure, plants don't give you clothes and such, but I like gardening much more.
Thats just my opinion though, and I'd love to read yours!