I'm finding an Issue with Blizzards current sentiment to using LFR as your primary way to gear to be able to get Raid ready as of MoP.
Throughout TBC and WotLK it became quite common place that with new a Patch a few new Dungeons would be added that would drop gear that would help bump up your over all gear level, these dungeons also gave Badges of Justice (TBC)/Emblems of Justice/Valor/Conquest/Frost(Wotlk) and pretty much allowed you to spend a good part of the week running dungeons/heroics to Stockpile badges and get your characters raid ready had you missed some pieces or were fresh to raiding in the new patch. As a way to let you not completely bypass older content, but to allow you to step foot into new content without a guild or raid leader instantly denying you due to less than optimal gear.
It seems with Blizzards new mentality with LFR being the primary way to gear yourself, and having any previous patch items STILL cost valor instead of JP, meaning you can only get a maximum of 1000 Valor a week making gearing yourself quick very hard.
I think what really needs to happen if LFR is going to stay the Gear-Pony that they need to either remove the 1 piece of Loot per boss lockout of previous tiers, and/or make 5.0/5.1 Valor rewards purchasable by using Justice Points, just as every other expac before it has done.
I know people are going to say "but you can just go grind elder coins for more chances!!", but that is just a very large annoyance. As wanting to just do LFR in itself is generally a 30min wait just for a group, and then maybe 30mins+ to clear it for a chance to not even obtain loot, and adding another 2-4 hours grinding rares on Isle on top of that just to gather enough coins to be able to re-roll once per a boss in 1 LFR pass through is just bore-some.
This isn't just the Mentality of a "Wrath-Baby" as I have played this game since the Ahn-qiraj War Effort, it has just become to the point where it no longer feels like I can just log on for a few hours a night, smash out 5-6 heroics and grab a piece of gear to help towards being able to raid, be it Badge of Justice gear from Isle of Quel'danas, or Badge of conquest/Frost gear from ToTC Vendors, or Justice Point gear that was previously for Valor in 4.1 whilst in 4.2.
It now feels like I have to spend a few hours a night waiting in LFR queues to try and hope I get the low Ilvl epic drop I want or spending a few hours every day doing Scenarios/heroics/Dailies to gather a measly 1000 Valor points to add to my collection to add to my following weeks Valor Cap to have enough points to buy 1-2 pieces if that, that will allow me to be geared enough to then find a Guild that I can actually do Normal Modes with, without being shafted for not having a High enough Ilvl.
My reasoning is, it should be both quick AND easy to get gear that is of the previous patches quality (not every slot, but at least 1/3-1/2 of the slots), to allow people to migrate into newer content, without the gear road blocks that seem to be in MoP.
I'm sure I will get a tirade of people screaming that "THIS GAME IS TOO CASUAL ALREADY", but I am not worried, I am just someone who likes to be able to do "ACTUAL" raid content, without having to get bored of current content by grinding every LFR mode before I can even step into Normal.
LFR ruins the feel for me when I do normal mode raids, since I feel like "I've already done this and facerolled it 10times before I've even been geared enough to try it with its intended difficulty"
But with how Blizzard are saying that 5.4 will not bring anymore 5 man dungeons. It seems the rest of this expansion is going to have a feel of "meh" when it comes to raiding. Especially when it comes to wanting to Level an Alt.