Naturally an argument occurred, people claiming you make no where near that, others arguing you make twice that. I decided to experiment and settle the argument for myself.
It just so happens I have a level 80 Night Elf Druid, Shiftybrouck, parked in Mount Hyjal right now. I have removed everything from his bags, with exception of his gnomish engineering knife. Shifty is an herber/skinner who will send all herbs and skins to my bank alt for safe keeping.
The plan is simple. Level Shifty to 85, while vendoring all grays and bop greens/blues. I will always pick the gear that sells for the most gold when there is no gear that improves my dps. Additionally I will be posting any sellable goods on the AH and gathering that gold. I will try to post updates per each level.
Here's a screenshot of Shiftybrouck right now.
Any guesses on what the final total will be?
Cheers - Brouck