Good info, thanks! I'll likely download and install Auctioneer this weekend, which is fast approaching.
Still, as it is ALL a game to me, it honestly matters not to me if I'm doing some dailies (of which I am mostly ignorant, lacking still a full understanding of this "daily"/"weekly" concept), or a Random Heroic, or simply farming in Stratholme or Sholozar Basin. As long as I'm enjoying myself.
The stress comes when others attempt to add compulsion and guilt because I'm neglecting this or that (getting emblems for gearing up, for example...) and so I start feeling like I "must" do these 5-10 different tasks each day. Yes, I want to get geared up. Yes, I sometimes feel stupid for "wasting time" in the game - but the time I feel stupid about wasting is not the time I've spent farming, its the time I've spent trying to reason with my ex-GM's 10 year old brother over why I am quitting the Guild. Spent way more than two hours on that one night, just standing in the streets of Dalaran, doing NOTHING except feeling my blood pressure rise... Anyways, that's my fault as I have a misguided compulsion to explain/justify my actions. But in the end, it really does not matter. That kid is not the one paying my monthly subscription.
I am actually enjoying my time farming Stratholme - when it becomes a drudgery, I'll move on to something else. Now I'm sorta turning it into a race against the clock - go in, run toward the left, staying in the middle of the street, pull a huge mob of creeps with me until I get locked in between the gates where the rats come out. Kill everything there, loot. Move on to next goal of the area immediately in front of the human section, not stopping in between. Kill all the Undead that have been stupid enough to follow me. Make short work of the groups of humans there, and enter in. Sometimes using LOS to pull casters out into hallways (but I hate getting knocked back by the warriors that guard them, lol...), and other times just giving them the bums' rush. So far I've been thru the human section just three times, with a total of 8 of those Righteous Orbs having dropped, and several decent BoE items to sell on AH, including an Epic item last night.
I'm going in there with about 70 empty slots now (and yeah, more will be empty after I figure out what to do with some of the stuff...), and since I'm avoiding a goodly amount of Undead, I find I have plenty of room in my bags. Getting lots of stacks of Runecloth, and right now selling them all for 2.5g a stack. But I may just do what you are saying, maybe set a target price of selling them for 5g a stack, buy up those under my target price, and re-list them at 5g. Heck of a lot of Runecloth drops in there...
Right now Blood is trying to decide whether he is saving up for his Artisan riding (and yeah, he is...) or if he first wants to get a pair of [Saronite Swordbreakers]
... They "only" run about 2300g on my server, but the mats should be much less to obtain. (8 Titansteel Bars, 20 Saronite Bars, 4 Crusader Orbs). I can obtain everything I need except the Orbs thru my mining and BS.
But I digress. Bottom line is the same here as in everything in WoW - its a game, have fun with it. To get stressed over a game, or over some a**hat (as Ani says) in the game defeats the very purpose of the game: To have fun, to relax, to enjoy oneself. If I decide that I can only spend 1 hour in game a day, and that hour is spent in enjoyment, then I'm happy, and refuse to get bummed or feel guilty about not gearing up as quickly as some others might want.
What I would really enjoy in the game right about now is to have an Addon for weather forecasts. I love the rain. Sometimes when I find a rainy section, I'll just drop what I was doing and ride cross-country, or find a high boulder to perch on overlooking the land, and enjoy the weather! No gold to be had with that, but hey, I love it!