^^ These are the Market Ward Tycoons that insist a AH will ruin the game. I tend to think a AH would just ruin their profit margin.
Not necessarily. If I were to focus my efforts on making things to sell for profit instead of just making things to sell when I need more shards, I'd have 5mil or more by now fairly easily. As it is, I've got 1.5mil and a few hundred thousand worth of goodies sitting in my bazaar. Oh, and almost no wind shards. I can't seem to break and stay above the 1.5mil mark. As soon as I hit it, I drop 200-300k on shards.