I propose that this can be accomplished by turning the AH in a single week per month server wide. The amount of auction slots will be bumped up to 20, item posting will work the exact same except end of AH cycle will remove all items from the AH back to the management hub at weeks end. Gems and items like however will not count towards auction house slots.
This mechanic will force in game gold to be typically spent by crafting as there will be no significant gold dumps, prioritize item posting (people will likely break down all sub-par gear for crafting mats), force people to use in game upgrades for a certain span or trade with individuals. In addition it will reduce the pay to win mechanic by giving a "window" of opportunity rather than an open door policy.
I believe this addition would give more of a sense of in-game excitement to items found as well as something to look forward to rather than just cheapen the sense of earned vs taken.
I invite all to weigh in on the merits of this proposal.