What you've pointed out for everyone is how frustrating it can be for everyone to be picking under different standards.
It's equally frustrating to me that all my attempts to bring the guilds together to create a standard practice have been met with apathy. Hopefully people are starting to take interest in at least a tentative arrangement.
For the record, I allowed animists discretion to pick to 20 (of all herbs) after receiving information that many guilds were already picking to 20, as a response to the same frustration you voiced in your post. In most cases, we have no need to pick t
hat low anyway.
Written by my hand on the 17th of Eleuthral, in the year 1118.