I personally have around 300 hours played and haven't even tried making gold and have about 40g in the bank and 2 level 80s in full exotics, all crafts at 400, and a bunch of 250 stacks of crafting mats which I accumulated before I started TPing them (including 250 orich ingots and 250 orich ore for the eventual time I want to make a legendary).
This includes being in a WvW guild with tons of hours in WvW, if I strictly did PvE and tried to make money I would easily have way more.
Seems like every casual doesn't realize how easy it is to make money in this game. You can make 50s in 10-15 minutes everyday just by hitting your daily orich nodes that people have posted in the crafting forum. Take people like me who have multiple 80s and I get 1g just by logging in and running around for 30 minutes.
Then for anyone smart playing the TP, you could have made so much money. I personally didn't even try and still hit a couple gold mines like butter and wood right after they announced the mystic forge recipe last week and pretty much doubled my money in 1 hour.
Edited by Leyana, 02 October 2012 - 11:12 PM.