@Thoorium Of the various catch up systems we experimented with in Mists, we liked herbalism/mining the best. Plan is for more like that.- Hwoo (@hwoome) March 20, 2014
But what about crafting professions? Well, we don't know yet, but the plan is apparently to tie in with the gated material generation. This is in my opinion welcome news - especially for people boosting to 90, you'll be able to level your professions in the new content. That's a huge plus.