Who ever made the decision to put her in a zone that is entirely skippable is retarded.
The jade forest, the first zone of the expansion, is "entirely skippable"? And you could level to 90 skipping every zone and just do dungeons, so they're all skippable. Doesn't mean just because you think it's not worth doing that they're going to just put nothing of value or worth there.
Not like it's such a huge hassle to go back there once just to learn some gem cuts, and you didn't really need them while leveling anyway. I don't think many people bother wasting JC epic gems on leveling gear.