said by Snakeoil:
Why not just mining and skinning, get both buffs?
You sure can, but the benefits of primary professions (aforementioned LW and Enchanting perks, special gems from JC etc.) outweigh the benefits of the pure +480 stam toughness buff from mining, mostly for flexibility reasons. For instance, the +2 gem slots from BS can be filled with two Solid River's Heart for the same +480 stam, but can be switched out if needed. You can also make other enhancements like belt buckles, shield spikes, etc.