Basically the same idea, although a bit missleading. No matter how you take quests, you gain XP at the same rate. The only thing your getting extra is craft skills. My brother and I are going to test this as soon as we get on. To see if there is any measurable difference.
Great use of a quote btw. I always wondered where Ben and Luke ninjaed off too.
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."