Feedback from the devs?! Am I dreaming?
On a serious note:
I also dislike the idea of allowing the socketing of shields, because it would be just another nail of the coffin of sen artisans.
However... What you mentioned about a new jewelry like item slot... I'm not sure if I would end up better putting this into a different thread, but I'll say it here anyway.
So here's what I'm thinkin':
Instead of making it an item slot for 2H weapon wielders, how about adding a few new item slots such as "Trinket" or "Relic" and make these items only obtainable at high levels and make it somewhat difficult to do so, therefore those equipment slots would take some time to fill unlike others.
you play warcraft too much my friend lol