that is definitely not the norm, I've been raiding for a couple weeks, and have been doing hard-modes flashpoints/ops, still 3/5.
Even if its not the norm, the bosses drop way to much loot, for an 8 man raid the boss to be dropping 4 to 6 items each is nuts. Flash back to wow and eq where a 40 man would net you 3 drops.
That switch encounter was the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen in a raid, you kill trash mobs while pushing buttons then you get 4 epics, WHAT THE F?
Cmon, how are you defending this system.