Found your server yesterday. Been away from WoW for years. Missed most of the BC raids. Got shadow priest to 5.5ish gear back in the day. Guessing there will be more opportunities like this. Is there any shortages in professions on this server. Plan is to go Tailoring+Alchemy on Priest, Herb+Mining on Rogue, BS+JC on Pally.
This is not the right place to talk about this but I will answer your question and then you can ask me more in direct message/find me in game , main has this name.
Shortage of profession, I would not say so, if you want to make money I recommend JC/Alchemy for crafting profession and Herbalism and Mining are both doing really good as gathering.
If you want to gather , Druid is the best, Paladin is a good second option.
If you want to have a pve main character you should have LW on it (even if clother , yes!) other than that it depend which class you play, if you want to heal go for alchemy , if you want to be a caster dps go for tailoring, melee/hunter will be fine with LW + something else you like and is appropriate, tanks don't have much from professions (unless you are feral druid then engineering for sure).