I really liked gatherer a lot, but when I lost all my data (don't ask me how, it just was gone one day) I decided the memory loss wasn't worth keeping it. I have never really found an alternative to it, is there any Gatherer-like AddOn around? Or can someone Make one that uses the IDs for items instead of strings? (This would stop the problem of me playing both with the english and german client and not being able to port my gatherer settings over).
I've been using the same gatherer.lua for all my characters on a couple servers, and it's 90% accurate, I'd have to say. The only problem is some nodes will display something other than what actually spawns there, but by discovering it, gatherer will take note of what is actually there and say that instead (but also states what the other node was before beneath it, just in case?)
Cartographer_Herbalism does half of what I want it to do. The biggest I miss from Gatherer is the placing of little circles on the minimap (that expand to what it expects to/might be there when moused over). It's helpful to ride around with the map zoomed out all the way and steer towards things that may or may not be herbs that just aren't in range.
I spent about an hour today riding around Azshara with Cartographer open at about 40% transparency, but it made it awkward since I can't click-through it. The minimap solution is vastly preferable IMO.