Season 4 Crafted Gear Nerf?

It’s being reported that Season 4 crafted gear will be lower than max level compared to season 3. Six item levels, to be exact.
I really hope Blizzard changes their mind about this, why do they feel the need to completely re-invent the wheel each season? The profession system this expansion has been a wonderful feature.
This heavy-handed nerf will make crafted gear feel a bit too obsolete. Not to mention
it’s a kick in the gut to everyone who spent time and money grinding their professions, obtaining rare patterns and so on.

Fingers crossed they revert these changes and leave it just like it’s working currently in Season 3.