You have convinced yourself Blizzard have 'hidden' this gear from you, that you need. You don't NEED it, it's not hidden and you merely want it, it's up a tree so go and climb it, you cant just cut down the tree.
if your guild/raid leader says you must do LFR to get better gear because you're holding the raid back, thats not blizzard making that so and chances are its nothing to do with gear holding anyone back but maybe if you dont agree with those terms imposed by the raid leader, you should raid with other people, if you cant pull the performance because you dont have epics... not blizzards fault
you do not NEED epics for MSV, you want them, therefore you do not NEED to do dailies, you do not need rep, you do not need patterns, you do not need mounts, you do not need the tillers.
i have only to finish the last part of revered with august celestials and i have completed all the factions, when i started to get a bit tired of sooo many dailies, i had finished 2 or 3 of the factions and got a quest with a nice reward at the end so the next day i had less dailies to complete! i had plenty of VP earned and 1500 lesser coins saved, then week by week i had less and less dailies to finish another epic quest reward and a onyx cloud serpent and now i just have to do 4 and it takes 10minutes and i have some pretty decent gear for my trouble, some fun pets levelled, i can farm motes of harmony to keep myself with flasks and gems and hit LFR on my OS now to attempt to gear that up.
i levelled a druid and monk to 90, now im gearing my monk, farming on my druid, and levelling my hunter AND i still have time to study Swedish every morning, go to the store, watch movies, take walks and go to the gym.... its not hard, it really doesn't take that much time and i think its damn good fun.
effort = reward
also what % of players post on the forums, or rather what % of happy players take the time to post here vs % of unhappy players? im guessing the larger happier portion of players are actually logged in having fun doing stuff, so lots of complaints here doesn't show the true opinions of the average player.