When first joining the server I could not see any discord link or any way to really interact with people before actually hopping on.
It was only after I joined the server and actively looked for a guild, and then venturing in to the guild info I found an old discord link, which was expired. I strongly suggest making this a visible link on the website.
When it comes to professions I think you will find people that argue both for and against current or a new rate.
As of now I think the rate discourages people from doing it. At least considering that with all content released you can do very well without any professions at all..
An argument can be made that it will lead to no low level mats entering the AH, but as of now there is none there to start with, nor is there any high level. I think a poll or at least a discussion around this could be useful.
*Adding on a poll here to see if there is any response
Lastly, I think the devs and gms are doing a good job, keep up the good work lads.