Was surprised to find that Golden Lotus was needed for some others. But whatever, it's fine, and as a lore nerd I kinda like how we gotta prove ourselves to one group before the others will accept us fully.
Somehow i'm glad to hear this. i would've liked to get the Shado-Pan exalted as soon as possible so i could obtain the tiger mount, but if i need to get Revered with Golden Lotus first it's gonna take longer. but it is good, it gives more of an adventure idea to first get to know a faction before the other will trust/accept you.