... said the Obsidium Shuffle.
Yep. The shuffle is far from dead. Here are the prices on my server:
Obsidium Ore: 200+ stacks at 30g/stack or less, constantly.
Green gems: 7, 14, 7, 7, 13, 8. (using minimum price right now, rounded down)
Dust: 7g, GCE: 25g, HShard: 30g
What does this tell us? Green gems are averaging 9g+ uncut on the AH, the same floor as before. If you disenchant everything and AH the Zephyrite, you still see nearly the exact same profit, and once you factor in rare quality jewelery (even at a paltry 20g/item, which is far below what you can get) you come out at 10+g per green gem.
Net result? Obsidium is even more profitable than it was, because of two reasons: Ore is bottoming out, and less people are doing the shuffle.
I for one, plan on sharding hundreds of stacks of ore this weekend to take advantage!