Still playing WoW. In anticipation of BC prices for gems on the AH have gone through the roof. There are already jemcrafting items and plans you can buy in the game, which seems stupid while the jemcrafting profession isn't implemented yet.
Also, some random player gave me one gold to craft three linen bags.
Picked up The Burning Crusade today. Neither new race is all that interesting outside of giving Alliance Shammies and Pallies to the Horde. Jemcrafting is looking to be as useless of a profession as Enchanting (not profitable until way late in the game and difficult to level up at lower levels because the enchants are so worthless) and Engineering (completely useless). The first two rings you learn how to make can't even be used until lvl 10, and unless you want to spend a ton of gold in the AH on gems you have to take mining. I can count the number of gems I've found with my miner one a shop teacher's hand. I've gotten lucky once and found a Lesser Moonstone.
Europa Universalis III. A substantial departure in play-style from the earlier games in the series, but still just hella-cool for any history buff or strategy gamer.
In my opening game, I've decided to take Scotland in a colonial direction. As of the mid-16th century, we've got excellent tobacco operations running from the area of present-day DC to the Carolinas, we've turned Cuba into New Armagh, and we're looking hungrily in the direction of the Aztecs. As soon as we get the longbow.
EU is probably my second-favorite gaming franchise behind Civilization.