Yep - Pain in the ass, designed to take you well over 2 months to get Exalted with Lotus. I can't imagine how horrid Shado-pan and Celestials is going to be.
Uh, we're just over 3 weeks past launch, I didn't hit 90 until the first Sunday after launch and didn't start my dailies until that Monday, yet I'm just under 10k rep from exalted with GL and I just hit honored with AC last night. I don't think that's going to take 2 months. As you progress with the GL dailies it unlocks additional hubs. You start out with 1 hub at neutral, get a 2nd hub at friendly, then a 3rd hub at honored, so the rep per day goes up significantly at each of those rep levels.