Jun 24th 2011 7:18PM I agree wholeheartedly. This is the first time I've seen it would take so long to unlock the vendors for the new plans/recipes. Time to rethink my mats strategy for 4.2.
Jan 18th 2011 8:07PM Well, I have a JC/alchemist and I found this to be a pretty good deal. Not as good as you make it out because the shards sold for about 1500g in my server but still pretty good.
To my chagrin tonight I log in to do my trade and it seems Blizzard got the tip and hotfixed this so now Alchemist Stones are not disenchantable.
Coincidence? Who knows, but now we know that they intend to make these shards rare indeed.