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I think they wanted to give us a rare ore, so that it wasn't the same ol' thing. Iron is hard in general to get and even the AH will be dry, so buckle up and get ready for the long slow grind to the next level. I did however notice that I started getting more Iron ore in Scarlet Gorge where I could also get whatever the next level of ore was so it helped me to prep for the next level while grinding through Iron