Okay Turbine, I get that you want to make crafting the opposite of 'as advertised' pre-launch of crafting. I get you want to make a buck. I get you only want select players to craft post 10.2. I get it. Really, I do.
What I do not get, is when I go and trade an unbound +1 tome to gather mats so I can have a person that is allowed to make the unbound shards make me a shard, and I get my 4 BOUND TO ACCOUNT purified fragments in return, I also get that you do NOT want people that gave up on this crafting mess you created to benefit in any way shape or form.
Hey, thanks for ruining crafting for me, and making me NEVER want to return to it, you have essentially made this profession so unattainable, that tonight, I tried for the final time to be a part of it.
Yes, I am quite angry, very, very much so. I get that you included these mats to make the shards harder to get, trust me, I understand this point. I do NOT understand your point to make it impossible for people that gave up on advancing their OWN crafting to be punished for realizing this experiment has pretty much failed so far.
EDIT:::::::: If you want to give BOUND shards for a +1 tome, You should at least give the players the courtesy of a flag that says the same thing as looting BTA gear in a chest and WARN US that these fragments are going to be BTA. Had such a flag been in place, I would have saved/given away to a player that can use/sold the tome. As it stands now, being unable to trade window these fragments, mail these fragments, or anything else to give them to a player that can make a shard is stupid, I now have 1 more thing wasting space in my limited inventory/storage space.