In order to craft imbued gems or jewels, you already need to obtain recipes, either from supply bundles or various bosses or other high level content. In order to craft imbued artifact gems, you already need to have an artifact and succeed at salvaging a gem or jewel from it. It seems completely unnecessary to also require farming a high tier zone for a bunch of different socketing recipes in order to craft any of the new items. If it was anything else, it wouldn't be a big deal, but there was just a giant overhaul of equipment, and these recipes are a gate to all of the new gear that is meant to balance things out. I mostly like the overhaul itself, but it's extremely lame to have all of your stuff get nerfed and then have to spend a week farming elves to be able to make the new stuff.