Another sticking point is you brought up being forced to either do dailies or PvP. Why? Looking only at progression of character power at 90, do you not want to do scenarios, dungeons, or raids? What pushes you into reputation progression such that you feel you have to do it x9 and burn out on the game?
Here's what I don't understand about the new model of justice and valor points for Mists:
You can earn justice points by running dungeons, just as you could previous to Mists, and to spend the justice points you already worked hard to get, you don't need to do anything else but walk up to a vendor and select your reward. (Post Hotfix, of course) This is line with the original goal of the points system (correct me if I'm wrong). Weren't they intended to supplement the drops you would receive out of dungeons and raids. So in case you had extremely bad luck getting the drops you wanted, you weren't stuck progressing your character until you had a good roll on an item?
Now in Mists, you can earn valor points in a variety of different ways: scenarios, dungeons, raids, challenge modes, and dailies. There are so many different ways to earn valor that if you attempted to do them all, you would be at your weekly cap very quickly. However, (and I feel this is where it breaks down): In order to spend my hard-earned valor points, it is required that I do daily quests in order to unlock the reputation required. And on top of that, I can't even pick the reward I really want and just do those dailies to get there, because the reputations are gated with Golden Lotus revered being required to unlock the other factions. This is why I think many people feel "forced" to do dailies. What used to be a 2 step process: 1) Earn Valor, 2) Spend Valor... is now painfully more involved.
If Mists is supposed to allow me to choose the activity I enjoy the most in order to progress my character, why is it that I must do dailies in order to spend the rewards I get by doing unrelated activities like dungeons and raids?
Sidenote: This is a reason why I feel things like reputation tabards would make even more sense in an expansion like Mists. They would allow you to pick the reputation/reward combination you care about the most and work towards it in a manner that you find the most fun. That could be the daily quest solo path or the group dungeon/raid path. Heck it would be nice to even alternate the two paths every now and then.
I enjoyed doing the dailies on my main, once. Now I have a few alts at 90 and it really is starting to feel like a chore. Yet for the reasons above, I feel compelled to keep doing them, especially because I changed mains about two weeks ago - I don't want to get left behind, and I don't want to be the weak link in my guild.