It seems blue and white crafting reagents can drop directly without having to pick up blue/white items and salvaging them ! This is great ! Is it only from the cache or from the monsters also ?
Currently only from caches. Well, atleast what I've seen. Someone correct me if I'm wrong!
It's a shame Having to pick up irrelevant items just to salvage them one after the other just to get components seams useless, droping components would be less of a chore.
Not sure if I understand you correctly, but the idea of having to pick up all white and blue items seems like a huge chore. Right now in D3 I only pickup rares or better, which works fine since my town trips don't pull me out of the action all that often. But the idea that we need to pick all items item to craft means a lot of town trips and not all that appealing.