Same here except I play multiple toons so one day I'll play on my tac, sci the next and finally my engineer.
I don't think the timer is meant to make money directly through dilthium but is supposed to stretch out the romulan content until next season.
Take the time off to do other things in the game, doffs, stfs, fleet actions, missions whatever you like. We complained about the grind and now you can't grind the romulan content and that makes us upset too. Can't have it both ways.
I do not like the grind, but since I will have to do it, I would prefer to have done asap, than to stretch it and drag for months...but hey, that's just me.