Just putting this out there, the new daily method is way better.I completed the original grind for a pittance of rep per quest back at level 60, only on my main.It took a long time, a few hours/day over a few weeks and it was mind numbingly painful (and back then I also did rare pet grinds and they were NOTHING compared to this). It sucks a bit how easy it is to obtain now, but the way I see it -- hey, now my alts can have him too.And no, I disagree very much to anyone that says the new daily method is hard. At all.Killing those frost giant elites solo at 60 in mediocre gear, that was hard.It takes like 10 minutes tops to complete the lil kitty quest, even a level 60 can steamroll through it with minimal effort.And travel time? Really? Since most people seem to lurk in SW anyways... OMG boatride. Or my preferred method: just set your hearth to Everlook for the next 20 days.How about that Hyjal portal? Even faster than a speeding boat!Now Hyjal even has a portal back to SW too.....Of course just an opinion, but I would much rather spend 10 minutes per day on an easy peasy quest, and the other 50 doing something more fun than this hellish rep grind, nerf or no nerf, the effort was not worth it for alts.
There is a big difference between the grind at its implementation that took a good 6 months vs. the grind as it was right before the change over to dailies, which took roughly the same amount as the Netherwing grind - a little over a week to less than 3 days if you went at it like crazy. Each quest gave something like 2-350, and it was unlimited. Also, many people were doing the grind at 80 at the time where the frost giants (as well as the other mobs) were a joke. It's not "hard" but I do agree with others about the daily system. I don't like being nannied into choosing when I grind for every single thing, and that includes mounts. Worse, between that and grinding other things (Firelands, Argent dailies) I keep running out of daily quests despite the entire gameplay taking less than 2 hours, and have to pick which daily tokens to drop.IMO BC reputations such as Netherwing/Skyguard as well as Northrend's Hodir did it best - dailies, but with a "screw it, I'm grinding this all out ASAP" option. A tough to get token to increase rep meant that hardcore farmers could get it over with much sooner and not have to be at x place at x time like it's a job.