When selecting two gathering professions, there is going to be some understanding that you won't be making gold from crafting, at least not on that character.
That's simply rubbish. I've been a dual gatherer on this toon for four years, long before SoH were even put into the game. I'm now penalized for a decision that I made years ago whne making gold was the furthest thing from my mind.
The fundamental problem, though, is that SoH are a solution where everyone suffers. I can't make my own gear because I can't send my SoH to my alts, I won't level my alts to 90 and grind out the reputation needed for the high end patterns just to make gear that will last a few months, and I sure in the hell am not going to buy that gear from other players and support a system I don't agree with. It's not a major drawback because gear is thrown at you from every direction anyway.
I have yet to speak with a crafter who has made a boatload of money off of SoH. I've heard tales but WoW is rife with tales, most untrue. All one had to do is look at the AH and follow trade chat to see the number of people competing in the market to get a sense if there is true demand for the goods. There's not.
So few if any people are making money off the change and everyone else suffers. GJ Blizzard.