IMO 1.1.2 will be a move in a very good direction.
No, a move in a good direction would be to make the other crafting skills usefull.
Why is so many people eager to see all crafting skills in a crap state?
If you dont like crafting fine, dont do it, but dont destroy it for those that do like it.
Biochem was unfairly better. yes.
The solution is to make the other professions better, not make Biochem worse. That is the easy solution lazy developers take.