they arent going to add an AH. theyve stated why, not to mention the reasons seasoned mmo vets are able to distinguish. not to mention above ALL else, they have FAR too many much more important things to do in order to save their sinking ship than make shopping quicker for lazy power gamers who cant imagine the thought of stopping the grind to go actually shop in what is supposed to be an immersive world. (granted everyone else has to put aside that very same amount of time to shop, that or go gimp - so not sure what other than laziness drives the desire to allow price scalping, undercutting, allow bots and rmt to flourish, allow oversaturation, ughghg so many issues and all it would solve is throwing lazy folks a bone)
Basically, they have limited resources and I'm going to go just a tad bit out on a limb and say that those resources will be much be much better spent in areas like content and content and probably a bit of it in things like content. but dont take my word for it =p
sorry, just tired of people preaching that the games success hinges on a frigging auction house. gimme a break, let it go. God what would we do if they made a game around auction houses?!?! they could call it... "The Auction House!" or "The Auctioneer" and you could undercut everyone selling the same thing as you until prices became worthless every day! Specially the cgf farmers that manage to post 1000's of what it took you a month to get 10 of!
There is always community interaction and player to player trade, bartering, and finding an agreeable price amongst two players though... or wait, no there isnt... bleghgh play eq1 and I probably dont have to make this arguement because you know exactly what im talkin about.