Mote of Harmony drop rates
Is something wrong with it? It doesn't feel adequate to harmonize with how the game evolves. I leveled this warrior to 90 with quests, only used one Spirit of Harmony for a blacksmithing plan I needed to skill up to 600. I have started Klaxxi dailies, for 3 or 4 days now. I have 6.4 SoH so far. Today doing all Klaxxi dailies, not a single Mote dropped. I bought plans for some nice weapons that would make the daily rep questing somewhat more pleasant, but I can't really afford the stuff. The other mats are no problem, but somehow the Mote drops are scarce. At first it seemed like the drop chance is significantly higher in level 89-90 zones, but now I'm not so sure.
SoH right now is a limiting factor, especially since Blizzard didn't do it right in the beginning and didn't make SoH account bound. (They even said they might consider that in a later patch. So they consciously decided to do it the sucky way first to ruin a fun MoP crafting startup and fix it later when it's too late anyway.) I cringe about the Motes that drop for my alts that have no real use for them with their professions while the char I need them dearly doesn't have enough. This is a stupid measure to force people to grind with chars they don't want to. I earned those motes, I've been "out in the world" as Blizzard said they wanted it, but what's the point? Maybe THE most useful and essential loot is soulbound.
I feel like all the questing I did was pointless. What's the reward? I'm a level 90 warrior with blacksmithing at 600 and I can't make the good stuff and can't even buy the mats. This encourages even more than has already been to just gear up by queuing for random dungeons. Why go through all the hassle of crafting when after all the time spent an LFD king can show off his completely superior gear? ... And who would buy crafted weapons?!
Spirit of Harmony made crafting professions even worse than they were before.
BTW the low quality crafted gear is only good for raising fresh 85er chars' item level to MoP LFD level. But this still competes with the flood of random drops.
Variety is better in dungeons, too. I want some ilvl 463 2h-swords to fit my transmog, but the Klaxxi can't help me with that in any way. They'e not really good blacksmiths. They can only do certain things and only have plans for an axe to offer if I haven't done the grind to exalted yet. And then it's still not blacksmithing, because then they sell a sword for gold. This doesn't feel like blacksmithing at all, but like scavenging or servitude.
Due to an alchemist alt (Living Steel) I will soon be able to forge epic armor. Well, maybe - depends on when I get the 8 SoH together. And then, with barely having all the mats to craft my very first epic chest armor ... do I choose the offspec for questing or the defspec for tanking? I guess defspec would be frustrating when the RNG in the dungeon decides to give me a tanking chest armor. Also, the Klaxxi can only teach me to make epic chest and gloves, nothing else.
So, in essence, it feels to me like the 'risk' of using mats, especially SoH, is too high right now.
Most useful professions in my view: enchanting, jewelcrafting, alchemy (transmutation).