I really value the expertise that the people in this forum have in regards to professions, and I had a couple of questions about leveling them.
I finally caved and power leveled a DK to 80 because I hate alts, and sent him 30K to powerlevel JC and Enchanting. He just got to Cata level items, and I am finding that the mats are not only scarce, but ridiculously priced to make any real progress. My main is a BS and a miner. I am running Blackrock caverns to DE the greens and such, but even then I am only yielding 1-2 dusts per DE which seems like a huge waste of time for a profession that takes about 350-400 dust to level according to wowprofessions.com .
With the JC, on my server the jewels don't even really exist for the low level items (jasper, mainly, so I can DE the rings after I make them).
So, I guess my question is is there really no other way to get the mats if they aren't available, and if so, should I be farming obsidian and the like (yuck) to just prospect the gems? And, a follow up, are the Cata enchants worth putting in a vellum and the cut gems worth selling on the AH? Is there a market for these lower level items?
Thanks for your help guys.