If its that big of an issue, then offset your Romulan and Omega projects to finish on different days. That way you have something to work towards every day. Personally I think there is plenty to do unless your playing 6-8 hours a day.
I understand the timers and their importance, but what I don't understand is why they're so long. For what you get, these gates are insanely lengthy. I put my vote in with those advocating for the timers, but just shorter.