Garoosh68, on 07 August 2012 - 08:16 AM, said:
Some of these are rip offs, if you have 16-17 emeralds you have been trading a lot o:
Trading is designed to make you exploit the system. Over half of the trades are useless and require you to kill the villager to breed a new one with a better trade. It's also not difficult to get stacks of emeralds once you get something like a reed farm set up to trade stacks of paper with.
Currently the trading system requires a lot of setup and creation of specific systems to use properly while it was intended as a convenient way to get rid of some resources you don't need. Thanks to simple math and bad implementation, the intended effect doesn't really work out.