When I started playing, I started with my hunter, Kurn, who picked up Skinning and Leatherworking.
This combination worked beautifully for me for over a year.
And then I realized I needed more money than skinning was providing for me.
So, on the advice of a then-guildie, I switched to mining, for thorium ore and arcane crystal goodness.
That lasted a couple of months. Then just before BC came out, literally just a couple of days, I went back to skinning. I reasoned that I needed to fund my LWing somehow and my brother was a LW, too.
Once both my brother and I hit 375 LW in BC, I dropped herbalism on the pally for JC and dropped skinning on the hunter for… mining.
And that’s how it’s been since May of 2007 or something like that.
Then, I levelled a shaman, whose professions are mining and herbalism, to supply my paladin with ore and herbs for her JC/alchemy.
For some reason, my toons are all basically on the same server. So I have 2 herbalists (druid and shammy) and 2 miners (shammy and hunter). But I have no skinner.
Since druids are hax at herbing with flight form, I didn’t want to drop that on the druid. So that left herbing on the shammy or mining on either the shammy or the hunter.
Dropping either on the shammy would result in the shammy no longer being THE farm toon for my paladin.
So after some thinking about it, I did it. I dropped mining, AGAIN, and picked up skinning, AGAIN.
330 skinning. I’m pushing for 450 before I sleep.