I've been playing for a few years off and on. After a six month hiatus, I come back and realize I don't have a job anymore. Back when I was just starting, I made the decision that I wanted to make dyes. Back then, 5 black dyes would gain you about 1g per day on the AH, and as a low level player, I thought that was a pretty decent wage. I spent months leveling up my scholar and farming skills and working my way up through the ranks of the scholar's guild until I finally had the recipe to be able to make 5 per day. A 1g stipend was enough to become self-sustaining; buying all the mats I needed on AH with enough left over to buy the things I wanted. It wasn't glamorous or high paying, but I made enough to survive. Now, after I came back to the game, everything has skyrocketed in price. The cost of mats required to actually make my dyes are 100x more than what I actually make selling them. Right now, I have no reason to even attempt making dyes anymore unless they're for myself. I can't even make the scrolls and other items I used on a regular basis because the prices are just so unreasonable. So right now, I don't know what I'm going to do to actually make money for myself. I've never regretted choosing to be a scholar but I don't see much future in it anymore.