Topic Experience Gained from Mining vs Herbalism
I've been playing this character with my friend. He's Herbalism, and I'm mining. He consistantly gets 5x-10x more experience per node than me. When compounded with the sheer number of herbs and the convenient placement of them, the end result is a constant xp imbalance in his favor.
In the same zone (Eastern Plaguelands), with his gathering skill level a good 50 points higher than mine, and us mining everything we can see around us while rested, he received over 1,000 xp for sungrass, while I received about 70 for mithril.
TL;DR mining gets too little experience or herbalism gets too much.