I had this bad feeling too after all this feedback gathered. Another 180° turn would make me not buy RoS.
There should be a better way to trade instead of spamming chat all day? Yes. Suggestions have been thrown all around: game lobbies, trade posts etc. etc.
The AH has to go, this game is held back by the monetary value of gold and items, by the fact that there is no sink in currency and items and by terrible drop rates that make you want to buy stuff.