Agreed. HM's should be tuned for the gear that drops in the last HM operations... According to the weekly quest it is exactly like that. Advised gear level is 168 (72).
hmm, in that perspective yes, but think about it. NIM Scum and Villainy isn't that old and BW probably doesn't want players thinking they can jus skip NIM and move on to the next operation and get KD gear so easily. So yea if I have to do NIM SnV before I do the two new operations on HM. fine by me. Plus it separates the players who actually work their asses off doing nightmare and getting the KD gear and those who jus wait for the gear to be obtained(Like people did when they put BH and DG gear in EV, KP, and EC).