If you don't like gathering stuff, maybe the skill isn't for you and you shouldn't have upgraded it because that's all it'll be good for : gathering more stuff.
Can you stop trolling for once? NO ONE needs 600 rubies at once. A stack of 100 will last you for ages if you only produce scrolls for your own use, and you need even fewer for handicrafting. As to selling: The whole ruby market just crashed, they're down to 2K and will likely drop lower, because almost ALL crafters want to be able to gather their own materials and are doing this quest. Now just TRY to keep in mind what a horrible return this gives on time spent for result reached/money earned (1 jewel node spawns ONE jewel, and jewel nodes are fairly rare), and maybe you'll understand why your poo-pooing this off is rather offensive.
For clarity's sake: I gather materials so I can make consumables without paying through the nose. NOT because the process is fun in any way, shape or form. Which rather begs the question why the developers think it's a good idea to put in so many quests that are boring, RNG dependent (hence frustrating) and take forever to complete.