“As far as your balancing comments, we’re taking measures to rebalance the game already. In fact, our next release should get rid of the reoccupations. We are considering also allowing players to purchase Anvils using Silver as well.”
How about you can purchase an actual anvil or whatever you need to repair armor, weapons etcetera.. Or take the route of using a timing system like with healing to repair these items would be great. It would force you to carry extra equip if your inpatient and you could still use the current anvil/ repair system for expensive or very worn down items that may take longer to repair.