it’s kind of hard to get motivated to go start the golden lotus grind (finally) when i literally have not heard one even remotely positive thing about it since launch

is it really that bad

It is pretty annoying. I say that as a blood DK who could do several of the kill quests at once.

The big finale quest at Exalted’s pretty sweet, though.  Even if the boss bugged out and killed me with BLACK AND RED LIGHTNING EVERYWHERE.