That's not the issue. On my server lvl 20 blues and purps are going for 10k-15k... , so for people who don't follow the forums or played during beta opening the AH and finding items WAY over-priced can be dis-heartening
Re-read what you posted. So what you're saying is, 'crafters' are selling pieces for 10-15k, and slicers are buying those pieces. Doesn't that include both sides of the argument? The only people left, are the ones that don't slice, and don't craft. Figure out the rest.