Alenrak got 60 today, and maxed his herbalism.
With just the gear from the quests I've done so far, his bonus spell damage is over 200. Some of the gear is crafted, some of it isn't. I have a couple pieces lined up for future levels that adds set bonuses for me.
Once I burn through the quests I have lined up for me from this leveling guide, I should end up pretty close to 70, if not actually HAVE 70 because of rested bonus and other little quirks.
From there, it's back to PvP to get gear for him.
Bleh. I will HATE not feeling like getting progress, but I can have him 70 by Christmas no problem.