But..its still more cost effective to just level Blacksmithing the old fashioned way.
It takes, what 9k Ghost Iron ore to get BS from 1-600? That's a DAMN lot of farming/gold needed regardless...I fail to see how that is catering to lazy/casual people. Its more catering to the people who have played the AH, have tons of alts already and are more hardcore players and giving them an easier time getting a new prof up.
Or are people ignoring that process thought behind it?