At the moment its really hard to get Astral Diamonds. I understand that you want to give the cheaters no chance and you removed it from professions.
I think you should do something that people can have AD again.
You can give us a stone like the Dragon hoard stone. So you have a 5 % chance to get raw AD from only playing the game.
Or what also would be better is: You should get AD s from dailys. So people who play many hours gets rewarded.
You have to do something because - if it will be like now I will quit and not only me. I invested in VIP because I want to support your game. It's a fun game but I will not get the feeling of beeing forced to pay money to play - it's a free to play game and it should do something that it is REALLY free !