With the new RAF going up to 80 I'm probably looking at finally leveling all my level 60 alts up to 80, therefore giving me access to many more profession slots. I know that Alchemy and Inscription are both good picks for having multiples of so I wanted to open a discussion of what specializations are best for Alchemy at this point in time.
The most common answer I've heard over the past few years has always been all Transmute. With the declining prices across the board in MoP, however, when do you start considering switching two of those over to Pot and Elixir specs?
On my server at the moment, Living Steel Belt Buckles are selling for 850g. If what I read is correct, Transmute specialization is worth 1.2x a normal transmute, so you could consider the spec to be giving an extra 170g a day. I still have flasks that sell for more than that, so it would seem to me that making five flasks a day with one proc would be worth as much as the transmute spec. Potion might be a harder sell, but Jade Serpent potions are currently 20g. I made a handful the other day with some herbs I had left over from milling and they sold within the hour.
Another thing that might influence my particular situation is that I'm on a low-medium population server. If I wind up with 5 Alchemists and make them all Transmute, I can possibly put out 6 Living Steel a day but I'm not sure I can sell 6 belt buckles a day.
I know everyone's individual server will greatly effect their decision, but what's everyone else's view on this?