Reputation is gained at a decent pace, dailies cycle, there is only a handful of them each day, and you get a short quest chain/scenario at the various reputation levels.
5.2 would have been nice if the later dailies cycled. With the way they unlocked you had done the first few sets multiple times because they were up every day, and you got sick of them, then they finally got on a random cycle when the later stages opened, but then they did the same thing again with the forge quests almost always being the same except for that 1 quest. You either rescue prisoners or destroy drills.
5.3 I never really did.
5.4 feels like its lacking quests. A handful more dailies would have been nice for progression Shaohao rep.