It seems that scant news has been hitting Alla from the MoP Beta. True, there have been the somewhat obligatory doom and gloom comments, but not much solid information. What news is there about crafting? Yes, I know there is a Tradeskills forum, but things are slow and there may be folks checking here that aren't checking there.
The crafting system in WoW seems to be getting long in the tooth and cluttered with the remains of old expansions. Is any of it getting cleaned up, or will LW still get to muddle through Vanilla's maze of materials? "Well, you might get leather or you might get a hide. If you get a hide you'll need salt, but at some point you'll need Deeprock Salt and don't ask about Refined Deeprock Salt. Sometimes you'll get specialized leather that will let you make something taking a list of hard to find mats that are now almost impossible to find and the item itself is something that would have been cool back in the day but currently your best hope is that it is good for transmogrification." And of course: "You have reached Outland, you will need 6 billion motes that nobody is farming anymore and you will learn to hate the word "scrap". Other trades have their own versions of this; Inscription for example has the joy of needing Books of Glyph Mastery -- which are just flooding the AH because of all the folks getting random world drops in Northrend these days!
As a fallback question, what are people doing to adjust to the end of expansion slump and prepare for the new expansion boom?