The entire premise that an AoE ability should auto-crit and hit for this much is simply broken.
Remember the last time a class could hit for 8-9k in a single hit? It was operatives, almost a year ago. And that was single target, and using warzone and biochem adrenals that increased flat damage + power.
Current champs, Rage specs, hit that without any adrenals and do so in an AoE to up to 5 targets.
I really don't understand what else there is to discuss about this topic.
Only difference is that back then an Operative had the power to kill you while you where still knocked downed, and even if you did manage to survive that they had more then enough stuns on short cool downs to keep you in check. Also they had heals and stealth, back then you had under 14k HP...