When I preordered WOD I got a character boost to level 90 and I used it on my level 21 Tauren druid. For professions I took herbalism and inscription. I trained these to level 100 and with the level 90 upgrade they also remained at their old level.
Now what kind of confuses me is the fact that I can gather herbs in pandaria. I have a herbalism skill of 109 but when I mouseover a Herb it says "Requires level here" in a light orange and if I click it my char actually gathers the plant.
Can someone explain to me why this works? Also is this herbalism only or is it the same for Mining etc.
By the way I only saw this in pandaria, so this might be just on the "new" continent. I haven't been to other places yet.