Seriously, it's just disgusting. Profession bonuses need to be thrown into a fire, it's ridiculous how much time and money needs to be spent to get passive stat bonuses which are necessary if you really want to min max.
On my realm, there are literally zero 1 - 300 ench mats on the AH. "NP" I thought, "I'll just buy cheap greens and DE em!" Nope, no greens between level 15 and level 40 either. Total, 100% roadblock.
So I went to Razorfen Kraul - "I'll just farm this for abit, DEing the greens and stuff that drops!"
2 green drops in 3 runs made me think "s.o.d. t.h.i.s."
Levelling new professions has become a completely atrocious grind, which costs a stupid amount of money if the mats are even on the AH, and takes a mental amount of time if they aren't.
Don't even get me started on the "wonderful" blacksmithing "catchup" system they put in either. That amazing catch up system which requires FIVE THOUSAND Ghost Iron bars.... Of which there are currently hardly any on my realm's AH anyway, and when they are up they cost nearly 200g per stack. Yeah, that'll be fun.
Does anyone else think that the current profession levelling system has just become outdated, and needs a fairly serious overhaul?