|Kantra on her Jade Panther|
I have quite a bit of tolerance for daily quests. Kanter is even exalted with all four of the original alliance factions because he kept doing the Tournament quests. I happily farm on three characters every day. However, what was fun several years ago isn't fun now. World of Warcraft is a game and it shouldn't be about grinding or doing it right, it should be about having fun.
I am still enjoying Archaeology. Just yesterday in my pursuit of the Vial of the Sands, I completed the Crawling Claw. It happened to my 100th unique pet so I also got Nuts as a bonus. I had thought that I was getting close to 100 pets and 100 mounts, but it is much nicer to just run across them as I am doing other things.
That was my intention with the Chopper. As I was leveling, I was going to pick up the recipe, not realizing it was behind a reputation wall. I will continue to level Kantrina and pick up the Engineering recipes as they come. Maybe someday I'll go back and run some Wrath Heroic dungeons at level 90 solo to get the reputation needed for the recipe, but only if I enjoy it. If not, there are other things to do and other games to play.