Wow, I'm glad I didn't cling to the game in hopes of good things to come after the expansion.
Your complaints sound like the same things we were complaining about 6 months ago. We kept jumping in every day, hoping for some update that magically would set gameplay balance right, only to see further nerfing of just about everything the was "fun" in the game. The designers have this really stupid notion that any time players find something clever to do within the perameters of thier design, it's an exploit and it's immediately nerfed, and never seem to realize that the structure of the game itself is so poor that it's the root of all these problems. You can't design an open-ended game and run around with a hacksaw stopping players from doing things you didn't imagine they'd try or want to do 4 years ago when you slapped together half-assed profession, combat, and dungeon systems.
WoW, here I come.