I've been wrestling with this problem since 2.4 went live, but I guess really we deal with it all the time. My Jewelcrafter needs Exalted rep with SSO to purchase all the new gemcutting recipes. My Enchanter needs to be Honored with SSO to get the two new Enchanting recipes. I haven't even touched on gear needs yet, but my Enchanter could also benefit from a couple of the blue items at Revered and the epic shield at Exalted. And I'm sure any toon could potentially gain from the new necklaces at Exalted if they aren't already decked out in T5/T6, which none of mine are. Given all the new goodies, how do you decide which of your toons to grind faction with?
Right now my primary focus is the Jewelcrafter - there are just too many new recipes to be gained. I've also been working on my Enchanter at the same time, at least when I have enough time to take 2 toons to the Isle. My current plan has been to work in pairs and get the JC and Enchanter up to Exalted first. Once one of them hits the rep cap, I will drop that one out and start grinding a 3rd toon. Right now I'm trying to do enough quests to get 1500-2000 rep on each of the two toons per day. Of course any day I'm not sucked into a raid I will try to do a few dailies on #3 and #4 just so they aren't completely left out... but that's a heck of a lot of dailies!!
But this really brings up the deeper question of how much love you spread around to your alts. Do you try to level/craft/gear them up the same as your main or are you OK with leaving them in quest blues or even green gear? I'm finding in my guild that folks are starting to get bored on their mains and bring their alts to raids. This means that my main (healing druid) isn't as needed in Kara/ZA since other folks are now bringing their healers. So I end up bringing one of my DPS classes instead, which means they get gear upgrades that I never expected them to have. It's pretty nice really :) But of course once you get one item you start looking at what else you can do for that poor sap. Next thing you know your main hasn't seen the light of day in a month other than the daily fishing quest!! Hmm, maybe that's just me.
I'm just curious how others handle the dilemma of splitting their time among multiple toons. I know for me it's getting kind of weird with the dailies, I'm actually making mental appointments with them now, something like "OK, from 8-9 I'm going to PVP with my hunter to grind more HP for her epic crossbow. Then at 9 I'm going to do the fishing quest on my druid and fly through Nagrand to see if any Pure Water is up. At 10 I'm going to switch to my rogue and do her SSO dailies, followed by the same dailies with the warrior. Then if I have time, I'll farm some Windy Clouds before I log for the day." Whew, I'm tired just reading it!
So how do you guys handle things with your alts? Share any tips or tricks you might have... other than 2-boxing cuz all my toons are on the same account :P