Huzzah! WoW Insider has reported that as of patch 2.4, Primal Nethers will no longer be BoP. Of course, I wholly support this change. This really opens up crafting professions for those of us who lack the means to acquire Primal Nethers on our own. In particular, I'm looking forward to crafting my Surestrike Goggles.
It never seemed right to me that a vendor-trained recipe like the goggles would require mats that were inaccessible to some people. While there is nothing wrong with providing rewards to players for their progression, priviliged craftables should be limited to BoP recipes that produce BoP items. If I choose never to run The Timesink Cavern and pick up the schematic for Knobgobbler's Khorium Wonkenpuffer, then so be it. But recipes taught by a profession trainer should absolutely be equal-opportunity. I'm glad to see that Blizzard plans to remedy the disparity soon.