At the end of the day yesterday, Eyonix announced that there will be a pre-WotLK patch which will include Inscription. I think most of us are shocked by this development, I know I am. There's no solid date on when this patch comes out, merely phrased as "in the coming weeks". Could be next week, could be in six weeks. Needless to say, folks will start scrambling immediately to collect their herbs so they can be ready for this nebulous patch day. Luckily I already collected mine and I hope those of you who had plans to take up Inscription followed my lead =)
What makes this news even more astonishing is that we haven't even seen many of these recipes on the Beta server yet. As far as we can tell, the profession hasn't been tested beyond 100 skill, yet they are planning to take it live sometime in the next month or so. I don't know about you guys, but I'm bored enough to welcome whatever flaky Inscription progression comes our way. I think this is a great idea to keep the peeps occupied while the Devs continue to work on the expansion.
This is a wonderful opportunity that I for one embrace. When WotLK comes out, I can focus on leveling and not have to worry about squeezing in the powerleveling of Inscription on top of all the other madness. It also gives the players a much needed boost to carry us through November(ish) and relieve some of the summer doldrums. Thank you Blizzard!