Now, there may be other threads or discussions related to Archaeology out there that we haven't jump into, but that doesn't mean we're intentionally ignoring them. There are very legitimate reasons why we tend to stay out of certain discussions -- for example, we may not have any new information to communicate at the time, or the discussion itself may be really constructive and the last thing we want to do is make post and risk changing the tone or direction of the conversation (which tends to happen a lot whenever we do post).
Let me just respond to this.
I was one of the people actively posting on both the Beta forums and the Live forums in regards to issues with Archeology. I understand that not every thread can be responded to and in fact some threads can be left alone and strictly speeaking what you say is correct however this unfortunately cannot apply to the lack of response in Archeology.
I mean this simply in this specific case the lack of responses and clarity in relation to this profession were left far too long. In my case I had been offering feedback and engaging in threads for a period of 4 months (including Beta) and not a single issue was addressed, by Blue post, or clarity in relation to upcoming changes that could be considered "nerfs" (changes not for the better) both prior to and after implementing them.
In fact, I felt so strongly about this profession being ignored (and still is) that I have given up the profession in it's entirety - none of my alts have learnt the skill and I have no intention of doing so. This was, by direct result, of sinking a ridiculous amount of time into this profession only to have every issue and complaint about the profession utterly ignored - and I am sorry but months of the issues and forum posts going unanswered cannot be explained by the usual "we do not post in every thread etc etc" response.
This has lead to many players feeling the profession is both disconnected from the player > developer and additionally that Blizzard don't really give a hoot about it. Obviously these views may not be correct but it is not my fault I have ended up here and afailing to acknowledge that this responsibility is not the players to begin with is neither helpful nor does it foster the likelyhood of better communication - especially when the communication on the forums has been subjected to blue posts recently wanting ideas on how to better improve this communication.
Ultimately, you are well aware of the length and breadth of the issues players have been posting in relation to Archeology and you must also be aware that this Blue post is the FIRST I have ever seen where a Blue poster has given any offerings as to the direction of the profession or whether Blizzard are happy with it.
None of the issues that still exist and have been posted about have even got a "look see" and judging by this response, they won't.
I am truly sorry when I say that at this stage, I do not ever see myself touching the profession again. I am sure new people to the game and new people to Archeology may be happier with the profession now and not have the stigma that was attached to those of us that began the expansion with this profession but it is hard to come to like a profession that has been and still is plagued with issues and seems to be disregarded by Blizzard posters.