Since the post which garnered so much discussion on the old forum will not be able to be migrated over I am re-starting that discussion here to make sure those voices don't get lost to a forum shift.
So, to ensure this is a productive post I ask that everyone be both respectful of the opinions shared and that those that did some of the heavier math on the subject (if they are so inclined) could please re-share what they discovered/worked out regarding both drops/drop rates and cost benefit to ID-ing loot as opposed to the new system.
Full disclosure: I was not in the camp that enjoyed it, but felt that lowering the cost by half and/or splitting the rarity of the un-identified loot would be the best work around as I understand Anet needs a gold sink.
Greck Howlbane - Firebrand
Sorrow's Furnace For Life