Requiring an enchating material in order to craft current ilvl gear that drops solely from enchanting 522's is the worst idea in the history of worst ideas.
By the time most players get enough haunting spirits to craft with we will most likely be done with normals and no longer desire 522s.
Welp back to the drawing board Blizzard. Maybe you could wrack your brains and come up with a more efficient way to make crafting actually usable past the first major patch of each expansion.
Atleast we will be able to craft 522s for our alts when haunting spirits become more readily available. Right about the time the next major patch drops.
I didn't see you complaining when Blizz made my 476 Blacksmithing recipes ALL require Living steel, then turned right around and told us WE can't make it, and gave it to Alchemists instead.
I want to see Blacksmiths given the ability to make Living steel, in the same manner that Tailors can make Imperial Silk, Leatherworkers can craft Magnificent Hide, Inscriptionists can make Scroll of Wisdom, Jewelcrafters can make Serpent's Eye, and Enchanters can craft AND farm Sha Crystals.
So I have to ask, WHY did we blacksmiths get shafted like this. Only engineers can also claim they are so inconvenienced as we are.
Blizzard, I implore you to make it possible for us to create Living Steel.Honestly, Alchemists shouldn't be able to do it if we can't. We need that ability, and I can't be the only Blacksmith out there who thinks so.