My question is, is Blizzard really that retarded and clueless?! 1/2 (or 1/3, depending on the number of content patches) of the legendary quest line will be USELESS for us and everyone who has to go throught them in order to reach the relevant items. Downed heroic Empress yesterday (fist weapon dropped, which no one could use), but I still dont even have a normal version of her weapon (awesome if you have to compete with 7 other specs for one weapon!). Running around with the LFR version of Lei Shis staff, due to terrible luck with caster weapons overall.Will I ever get to use my gem/Eye enchant if I don't get a Sha weapon drop? Will they be useless once 5.2 hits?
Not the instant 5.2 hits, but they won't last forever.
However, looking at it objectively... its a typicall Blizzard thing they pulled off with the legendary chain part 1 & 2 becoming useless, but still required to do part 3 and beyond.