What do you guys think of the following:
Make sockets work similarly to Marquise gems. If you add a socket, the item becomes account bound. Want to sell it? Remove the socket you added. This way all the items on the AH retain their value, but we also get to add sockets.
I'm not seeing any downside to this idea, but I came up with it, so I'm pretty biased.
Give it a thumbs up if you like. If not, can you post an augment/improvement to the idea?