Originally Posted by Fanykins
If gold becomes worthless, there won't be any gold running around since it's not being traded as the main form of currency like it is right now. The only forms of getting gold after the gold AH dies will be vendoring items and gold drops, which isn't nearly enough to get 20 million gold to craft a Marquise Gem, unless I'm overlooking something...
The gold I have *on me at the moment*, 9mil. I have an achievement for having collected 100mil. I've not even come close to having the mats to craft one of those gems. Besides, you said, and I quote, "But I can see it working out if they eliminate gold sinks[...]". Those who take the time to farm mats for these gems will likely already have the gold in which to craft them. This isn't even to take into the consideration the proposed change you mentioned in your post, which would make gold overabundant and... even more useless. So yes, I guess you're overlooking something.