It would seem that BRK is more on the ball than me... what can I say except that the official WoW forums are such a mess that it's painful to troll them. At any rate, I've reviewed the list of changes that are slated for the 2.1.0 patch and my first reaction is... "AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!"
Ok, now that I got that out I suppose I should qualify. They made leveling easier for Engineers, no specifics on how but that surely won't apply to me since Kayree is sitting at 364 currently. Fishing now has a shorter cast timer and a guaranteed "bob". Once again I get the shaft since I've already put in the painful time needed to reach 362 the old way. Jewelcrafters got their thorium requirement reduced, isn't that a nice "how do you do" to those of us who painstakingly collected the insane amount of thorium for the original recipes. They also beefed up Prospecting drops and added recipes for the higher end pearls, which once again will only help people who farted around leveling JC.
And the one that really ticks me off -- when the actual "aaaahhh" forced it's way out of me? They finally decided to fix the drop rates on knothide scraps, something the beta testers had been griping about for months. We even had a special thread about it on the beta forums. Apparently we were just qq'ing back then or something <grrr>. Oh and they also reduced the leather requirements for one of our very first BC recipes, the armor kit. Too bad I'm at 354 LW -- do I get my leather back?!?!
So thanks Blizzard, thanks for fixing stuff you already knew about in Beta and did nothing to remedy until thousands of people were up in arms over it. Maybe I'll be in a better mood when the details are made available to the public and we can properly evaluate the changes made instead of guessing based on sketchy information. But right now I'm feeling a bit crabby because you waited three months to fix things that 90% of players will have skilled past by now!