Since folks are clearly in the pre-expansion doldrums, I'm wondering what types of preparations everyone is making for WotLK. Not only will we have an increase of the level cap for tradeskills, we'll be gaining a new profession. I still haven't decided who or how I'll work this new craft into my lineup, but I'm already building a stash of mats for it.
Based on the unofficial leak about herbs, I've started setting aside some of my old herbs in anticipation. I'm also saving some of the random bits that often come into play with older recipes (essences of XX, stacks of cloth, various types of leather, etc). My existing cache of herbs is by no means comprehensive, so over the summer I plan to do some actual herb farming to beef it up. My goal is to have at least two stacks of each type of herb, hopefully more if I can get it and I have the room in my faux guild bank.
I've also started setting aside extra fel iron and adamantite ore for the inevitable push to 450. I've got three toons who use ore, so I figure I'd better have a decent amount of it on hand to cover all of them. If BC is any indication, it may be possible to gain your first 15-25 skill points on old recipes and I want to make sure I have the goodies to support that plan. Obviously there will be new ores as well, but I don't expect to be able to farm that in quantity the first few weeks (months?). By saving some old ore I may be able to grind out some early points and stay ahead of the crafting curve, that's the theory anyway :)
I realize that we could be looking at possibly six months before WotKL hits the shelves, perhaps my planning is a bit premature. But I'd prefer to do my farming before the rest of the server wakes up and starts driving prices through the roof on lowbie items. So what about you fellow crafters out there... is this even on the radar yet? What sort of preparations do you have in mind for WotLK?