Last night I was running bounties with my Dual BK/6 Wastes barb. I'd already run a complete set of bounties once on T7 and it wasn't much of a big deal when 2.3 first hit. Running them again to get some more cube mats, and had completed all of them except a couple in Act V and I see that Malthael is the next bounty. This little voice said "hmmm, haven't ever done him for a bounty, I wonder if he's just like he is in story mode". I had taken this barb, just for something different to do, through the entire story line on T6 prior to 2.3 just to see how quickly I could do it (about 4.5 hrs. for what it's worth). On T6 Mal was no big deal. T7 as a bounty appears to be a whole different thing, tho. It wasn't even close. He pretty much mopped the floor with me. I know there's a bigger jump from T6 to T7 than there is between T's below 6 but OMG. Still had all the bounty bags in my inventory, including two bonus bags. :-( *facepalm* On the bright side, I had stocked up on lvl 25 Ease gems, and I had a full compliment of backup gear (most of it ancient), and I started his replacement wearing all lvl 1 end-game gear. Self-PA 1-70 in 20 minutes.