This is one of the frustrating things about WoW. There are things which could be so much more, but aren't.
Professions in WoW are basically a mat list plus a button you push to make the item.
There is zero "lore" behind any of the created items - no "the weapon has this element, forged into it this particular way, giving it this property". There is no history behind the weapon patterns either - "this weapon design started in that time period, rumour by a certain sword-smith".
You don't really feel like an artisan of your particular craft.
All the professions forums talk about is making gold ...
edit: Dang it! Grammar error in title. ><