I doubt anyone will argue that items/gears is an integral part of this game. How one is equipped, upgrading, specced, etc are all tied together in a symbiotic nexus of the character. With that in mind, it would be hard to say the flow of gear from one person to another isnt in some way tied to how one can better their character.
While the WTS/WTB threads may dominate this forum as opposed to the theory crafting of the class, it is from the basis of gear that alot of those discussions spawn. While this might be an annoyance to some, it is an integral part of class development and progression.
I am by no way saying a class specific trading forum is a bad idea, but to completely discount the idea that this forum has no place for trading is being short sighted. How many discussions of gear, the relevance of gear for class progressions are sparked/developed within or from those WTS/WTB threads. How often have someone who saw what is available out there, then sparked an idea for a new build, an upgrade, or a respec. All of it is tied together in one fashion or another.
To separate the two could work, might not, only in practice will we know for sure. But I wouldn't be too surprised if there was such a split, the majority of the traffic will be on the class specific trading forum, and the causal nexus of sparking new thought I mentioned earlier would die down.
Another thought, more of a question. How many of you that want class specific trading forums see a WTS and WTB and completely ignore it because you feel it is in the wrong place and it is against your "belief" to perpetuate the issue?
Edited by Mammoon#1492 on 11/7/2012 1:38 PM PST