yeah initially when i replied to this thread i had no idea about mixology and the nice bonus herbs you can gather (similar to nightmare seed and fel blossom but heaps better) ... after seeing that I am totally set to keeping alchemy and herbalism, and the new stones look pretty mint as well - 50 haste for the starfire spam ... bye bye mana

My guild is pretty flush with alchemists which is the reason why I have the possibility to change, IF i were the only pot master in my guild then no way would i look at changing my professions, hell, my wife has 2 alchemists, 1 xmute, the other elixir ... so as far as what i needed to share amongst the guild we have it all pretty well covered.

thanks for your input though, was good to get some other ideas and viewpoints on it