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@mattuzzi @Roldarin That pace is for everyone. You can't get Valor faster than that. So if it takes 5 weeks to get all the rep rewards for a single rep, why rush it? For a Blacksmith/Enchanter, sure, it sucks. You are stuck doing Klaxxi to Honored and Golden Lotus to Revered, and then August Celestials to Revered. But that opens way more gear than you will have Valor for.
Raid gear will mostly be supplied by raids. The slow place of rep gear is for fixing unlucky streaks or people who jump late into raiding who aren't super rich.
Gone are the days of people dinging max level and then 3 days later being dressed in gear you just spent the past 4 months busting your ass for.
2 years ago on Dailies and Valor: Almost Out of the Woods
Since you can only earn 1000 valor/week, it would take take 1.25 weeks to get enough valor to buy a single Honored item. Another 1.75 weeks to get your first Revered item and 2.25 weeks for your second. So 3 weeks to get enough valor for two rep items. How much raid gear can you earn in 3 weeks? In 5 weeks?
The biggest problem I see with surviving solely on dungeon gear (other than a dungeon grind instead of a rep grind) and not being able to buy rep items is that you can't buy the new items that upgrade your existing gear, since that won't be available until 5.1.