The Problem at Hand
First, I'd like to start off by saying that i'm not new to the concept of grinding out reputation for factions that I want gear or items from. In fact, I think it's a good system to streamline the process of raiding and provides a healthy boost to a raid when maybe the raid isn't mastering all of the mechanics of an encounter perfectly.
That being said, I have something to say regarding how the reputation is being earned. Currently, as many of you know, there is only one way to gain reputation with the necessary factions. That way is through daily quests.
I guess you could say that i'm a "casual" wow player in that I don't want to feel the responsibility to play wow every day. Some days, when i'm enjoying myself, I want to play for six hours. Other days, I want to go skiing or rock climbing and leave Azeroth at home.
The daily quests for reputation, coupled with the overpowered (Ilvl489) rewards, make raiders feel like it is a responsibility to do dailies every day, thus creating an unhealthy system in which raiders have to choose between real life priorities and staying competitive.
No post like this will be looked at seriously without at least an attempt on the poster's part to come up with creative solutions to fix the issue. Here are a few of mine.
1) Make heroic gear on par with valor gear, whether by lowering the ilvl of valor or raising the ilvl of heroic gear
2) Make weekly, more complex quest chains that one can knock out at any point during the week rather than extremely simple, daily quest chains that require a schedule
3) Get rid of the binding feature on spirits of harmony to make craftable items (Ilvl476) more readily available to the masses
4) Introduce a second way to increase reputation, whether it be through mob grinding, minigames, etc. (Similar to the way you can raise rep for the Tillers if you're so inclined)
Since the changes I discuss are unlikely to be implemented immediately, I have a few tips to make the daily process go smoother.
1) Log out where your dailies reset. This will give you the motivation to do dailies first thing when you log in and decreases your chance of missing a day.
2) Do dailies in groups. Since most Pandaria dailies are "Kill X" or "Destroy Y", grouping with whoever's in the area speeds up the process considerably.
3) Find time by utilizing time when you're normally sitting around. As a tank, I don't really wait in queues, but queue time is an excellent opportunity to knock off a few quests.
I'd like to end my post by saying that Blizzard has done a fantastic job with this expansion. I think Pandaria is beautiful and the work that was put in has really paid off. The changes I discuss are quality of life changes that I'd appreciate, but are not worth fighting and cursing over. Feel free to discuss changes, and other possible solutions I've missed below. As a team, we can be incredibly creative and actually make a difference through civil, organized feedback.