I have seen posts and threads where Saronite has become cheaper and cheaper and since the 3.2 and 3.2.2 the AH has gone all to hell. The major reason for this is the over demand for Titanium Ore.
Thank you Blizzard for making an already scarce resorce and making the demand for it increase many times over by allowing it to be prospected. Additionally the dust can be turned in for JC daily badges which are required to get most of the patterns for Blue and Epic gems.
Titansteel and everything that requires Titanium to produce has now inflated greatly in price so much so that it is not really worth making the epic items becuase they sell less than the cost of the mats.
In the future if a profession changeis going to beimplemented that is going to drastically change the landscape of supply and demand then please implement alternative ways to acquire the scarce resource.
A simple change that would have let the market stabilize a bit would have been to allow Alchemists or at least Transmutation Specialized Alchemist have no cool down on the transmute Saronite into Titanium. If nothing else at least remove the shared cool down with the epic gem transmutes.
The transmutation side of Alchemy is in apathetic state and does not look like it will get any better. Well at least until the next expansion. At least then the cool downs for most of the transmute in both Alchemy and Tailoring will be removed like they were for TBC materials with the release of WotLK.
Hopefully when the new expansion is released professions will actually really be worth something other than and time and money sink. The real way to do that would be to create more interconnectiveness between the professions.