The value of the pumps and saplings is the safety/convenience of placing them on your own land. I do not understand what the new daily quests are going to be, but i do know that any attempt to haul water or log packs from the castle zones to my farm in Diamond Shores is a complete no-go for me. I'm okay with earning the pumps and saplings to use on my land, i just need that option.No offense taken, it's all good. This is merely a direct question from the devs themselves and not me, so a reply like this is exactly what I've been looking for to provide from the playerbase.
Regarding the crafts, the dev team can't really provide any concrete info for you just yet. The craft itself costs 1 Lord's Coin and you get 10 Log Bundles/pumps, but in 6.1 you get new daily quests for those two items. For 10 of those items you can receive 5 Lord's Coins and additional items on top of that. So leaving things as-is with those daily quests in mind is not a very good idea, and making the craft cost 5 coins may not be satisfactory for anyone involved.