They are changing it back http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1118442024?page=1#16
More blue gems than red gems? Ya...no. Change it back.
The current design has been reconsidered, so we're planning to revert gems that now require more blue than red gems back to their original requirements. Such a change can't be accomplished via a hotfix though, so we'll have to wait to revert these in a future patch.
I just got my JC past 475 so I can start doing the dailies. I think my order of pattern buying will be red->meta->orange->blue->meta->red->green->yellow or something like that. I definiately want to pick up the chaotic cut because who knows when that patch will come. When it does I want to be ready. I'll also pick up the stamina/armor one, and look into healer metas. Between a JC with lots of cuts and a transmute alch there is lots of synergy. Buy ore, herbs, prospect, use greens for dailies, transmute the rest, cut+sell blues, transmute metas and cut, transmute more blues and cut, repeat. Alch is pretty cheap to level. With truegold cooldown it pays itself off quickly.
Chaotics are probably moving slowly now, they might even still be BiS metas for some classes. Others might gem around them until the patch. I'm sure you can sell a couple. But whenever that patch hits that changes back the old requirements, it will be crazy for a good week or 2, and even after that sales will be more consistent. Basically chaotics are a good bet now, but they will be amazing whenever that patch comes. Definiately a great idea to buy the pattern up now or very soon just so its out of the way. Stockpile a bunch of metas for that patch too.
On my JC I don't want to neglect the rings/necklaces either, those will both be strong markets. But with the transmute alt theres a little more synergy between cut gems so I'll probably buy a huge selection of gems and metas before i move into rings. Thats the nice thing about throttling progress everyone gets their little niche for a while. I'm sure some are focusing solely on rings and necks first and making a killing there. Edited, Dec 15th 2010 12:01am by mikelolol