Blizzard are trying to ensure that characters that are being played actively will level professions faster than alts.
This is one of the measures they have taken. For now you cant play with a gatherer and then level up all the professions with a toons sitting at 85 back in Orgrimmar.
I really can't see why people are having so much trouble with this.
Inscp/LW/Alch all 600 not leaving ORG and JC/Tailoring 590 just waiting on mats, but could easily buy them off the AH to finish it if needed (But can do it via daily research/cloth).
As for the Alchemy problem some people seem to be having?
Make items -> every 1-4 you will get a new one ( YES EVEN LONG IN TO GOING GREEN).
Now people who are "bugged" IS it not only, NOT
showing up in the Professions window?, but ALSO NOT showing up in the Chat window?, with the ding for each one learn't?
(Could be a problem if this was the case, but to have not only chat/prof window AND the "Learn ding" not showing up? I really very much doubt that, would have to be running some crazy !@# bugged out mods for that!)
Wouldn't you do the smart thing and check to see with EVERY new item discovered if it uses more or less mats? or one that gives you better saving on mats with something that gives you a 5x level up? Master Healing Potion Alchemist's Rejuvenation
Are the items you learn off the trainer, IF you tried maxing out from old CATA recipes, they might have gone grey? IF SO you still need to make them, so going off leveling old CATA ones is kind of pointless TBH."When making this potion, you have a chance to learn other Pandaria alchemy recipes.
Discovered recipes can also reveal additional recipes when created."
Maybe this could be a problem?
I got to 600 with only 3 recipes left to discover, RNG mebe? (ALL Green at 590)
And like 15 or so pots to get the last 3 needed.