Please allow us to disable the animations for polishing and growing alchemy stones. The process is extruciatingly slow, and with how terrible the odds are, you have to do it an insane number of times. So, it's a really terrible combination, making the process stupidly long and slow. It would still take way too long if we could disable the animations, but at least it would be somewhat faster.
I second that. The process is mind-numbing. I have done two sessions so far. There were little to no stone shards on the market at the time and I had to craft my Vell's. I didn't shard the ones with a good potential intending to work on them later. Just the thought of doing it makes me sick. I can't be asked. Still keeping them, who knows PA might address the issue