the "get geared or lose your spot" rush is well and truely over.... if you weren't already revered in the second week, you aren't working hard enough. My mage was exalted week two, i spent hours upon hours at mogu, farming keys. Got two alani mounts before getting to exalted. (easy 600k gold for me)
If you feel dailies are mandatory for you to get gear, the real question is WHY, the gear is = to LFR and WORSE then normal mode raid gear. You only need blues to clear that shit too. If you or your group is unable to clear the content without getting your epics, you may need to improve your playing standards.
Also sorry if you feel burnt out because you feel you have to do them, glad bliz made it so the crafted epics are BoP and the enchants can only be used if you're an enchanter with the pattern.... /sarcasm