I'd actually be kind of on-board with this. Though maybe for other reasons.
Doing the grind doesn't bother me. Having to do so for 50 days or so does.
I'd be onboard to seeing reputation projects that would hold higher costs, so to provide with greater reputation gains. It's doable: just doing the space daily patrols in Tau Dewa gives 60 romulan marks and some gear we can vendor to pruchase the commodities required to complete projects, so, if there was a project that would actually use up those 60 marks I'd be pretty okay with it.
I don't mind the effort to reach it. But with all the hype tied to the Romulans, I'm not interested in languishing for nearly 2 months after having reached max level to get the build I'd like to obtain (which I'd have to pay for).
So, if there could be an account unlock of the likes of "if you've reached Tier 5 in this reputation, you gain access to an extra contribution progress", I'd be happy.
The proposal is based on role-play of the character. Characters from other factions can keep clicking, its not hard, dont cry about it here. The problem is with the Romulan toons--you're the hero of Romulan Republic and they make you get in the same line as your old enemies. It's just silly. Do you trust me or not? Give 2x the rep gains to link the faction identity.