So I leveled up my first character and absolutely love it. The problem is i'm done with all new content at RAUH 47 (except a few explore missions i skipped at very low levels and pvp b/c of long que). I would love to finish my character and get to VA, but I'm not sure where to go now.
I can't do STF missions because I don't have long blocks of time for groups. One of the things I love about STO is that I can jump in and out of missions without losing progress. I know you can do that in STF, but I don't like bailing on groups and between work and kids, I just can't commit.
So the question is, where do I go to get to VA without replaying all old content?
Doing a mix of PvP and PvE star cluster missions on the way should've helped with your level progression. If you haven't yet done the feature episodes, that's one more source for skillpoints. The daily missions you find after doing the Deferi and Devidian missions should contribute as well. you can also go accolade hunting and odds are you'll earn skillpoints on the way.
There's no need to really hurry. Vice Admiral didn't unlock all that much stuff and people have been sitting at Vice Admiral rank (lv51) for... a year? Don't worry about it.
You must have skipped a lot of missions early on and not done any exploration. Really your only option is to go back and either play lower level missions or replay missions. Good ones to do this with are all the storyline missions Best ones are the Breen, Undine, and Borg Front storylines. Plus I think they scale to your level.