Okay so just a random thought, so read it all before you flame,
Im leveling an alt atm, I have tailoring on her so I thought I'd be a good boy and research the mats I need to power level it, to my astonishment I saw that 1200 frostweave cloth was needed and 800 something embersilk,
Now, while thats not a problem for me to go spend two nights a week farming instances to get that cloth, I thought, what about new players?
A) No main to go out and farm those mats quickly
B) The gold they get from quests isnt enough to buy current outrageous prices (e.g. 175g per stack of frostweave last night on my servers AH)
C)They might not quite get the concept of grinding and won't stay in a place farming once their high enough to go to the next shiny place aka leveling faster than the mats are dropping
D) They dont have a clue about how many mats they need in some professions - debatable though
But I can't leave out that, they can gain easy levels by;
B) Fiery spirits from blingatron (80+)
So, do you think its fair on new players? After all we had to do it at some point when we started, or do the lower end of professions need a nerf, such as less cloth or leather needed to make items, or introducing multiple skill points at lower gear, like they have with higher gear since cata.
Oh I should add, I'm talking about 85 < I think to get that 600 point you should either have a big wallet, or a big grind fest