Probe droid crotch? lol? You clearly have never done that fight so i dont know why you QQ.
The fact that the encounter is still easy or easier than Hard mode is the worse issue out of it.
It doesn't make the encounter that much more difficult, but how on earth can you argue its easier than hard mode? The changes now are, you cannot interrupt the knockback, you have less space to work with, assassin droids cannot be CC'd/moved, and everything hits harder.
What changes are you seeing that makes this easier than hard mode?
That said, I agree with the poster you quoted, its a dumb change because it negates the puzzle aspect of the puzzle.