. ., or 21 weeks of Valor capping and even doing the bare minimum for tokens a week, you should EASILY have enough rep with the factions to buy every piece you want.
Again, this assumes people must do at least some dailies. LGarth up there along with, probably close to half the people I know simply don't want to do them at all, ever, not even a little.
Part of the problem is most people think they are REQUIRED to do every daily every day til exalted, hell even I burned out on week 3 of doing that. But instead of having the self control to say Well Ill work on this one this week that one next week so i can pace myself.
Eh, I did that to myself in an effort to get it all done, get all my mounts, and basically be "done."
Its like fat people trying to sue McDonalds for their food being good. McBlizzard isnt forcing you to eat, they are giving you the option, it's your own fault for over indulging.
More like McDonalds selling SuperYummy Burger but only if you go into the store, not available in drive-thru. Makes not much sense and people are going to complain.
. . . thats 10 dailies a day one extra on weekends. Which 10 dailies take approx the same time as one heroic.
Again, this presumes one does dailies which, again, some (a lot?) of people flat out don't want to do.
I will admit I came off very strong, but I was trying to make a point, you dont need to run dailies unless you dont want to Raid, and even if you do the minimum amount of dailies a day to get enough tokens to get a shot at extra loot in LFR/Sha youll get enough rep to buy the VP gear their saying they want.
Well, you don't need to run dailies unless you want to spend Valor points. And for those of us banging our heads on current raid content, there's no gear being gained that way.
Lets say theoretically Blizzard took Rep requirements off all VP gear, this is what would happen. Log on tuesday run LFR, then spam heroics until cap, then for the rest of the week people would sit in town and complain their nothing to do, which is something that happened in Cata (Minus rep for Head enchants) and they quickly got bored. This system is to avoid that saying here's something to do and if you do do it it gives you more gear options, so you dont have to spam heroics one day a week and then be bored for the rest of the week.
No, I agree that that model didn't work either. I guess the simple answer is that you aren't going to please everybody no matter what you do. In Cata you could ding, cheat your way into a few heroics, cheat your way into LFR and be fully kitted out from there so people got bored and left for "lack of content." Now, good gear is gated behind dailies so people who don't like/won't do/don't have time for those are complaining and leaving for "too many dailies."
I almost just wish they'd get rid of the whole system to begin with. Each boss drops a Gear Token that gets rolled for. You take that to a vendor and get whichever piece of that level gear you prefer. Eliminate "i got this mace 13 times and still no shield!!!!" and any sort of token grind.