In case you guys missed this yesterday, MMO-Champion has a blue post with some hotfixed changes to the Cauldron guild achievements. Previously guilds were required to create 10,000/25,000 Cataclysm flasks in order to unlock two Cauldron recipes. Apparently Blizzard has hotfixed both achievements to require only 1000/3000 Cataclysm flasks.
Based on this information, it looks like Blizzard has been monitoring the rate of flask creation in typical guilds and realized that we just weren't cranking out flasks at that level. Right now my guild has only made a few hundred flasks - we aren't raiding yet though. But even 25 man raiding guilds who raid 15 hours a week would be hard pressed to use 2000 flasks after a mere four weeks since the release of Cataclysm. Creating 10,000 flasks would involve serious effort on the part of any guild.
What I find encouraging about this post is that it demonstrates Blizzard's attentiveness to our progression through the content. And not just raid progression, although it could be argued that this issue has an impact on raiding. Even with that, I'm comforted by the fact that the Devs aren't just looking to take things away and/or slow us down in our mad dash to the finish line. In some cases they may actually ease the path for us if their original plan turns out to be too harsh.