I just learned the hard way that the newest level squish destroyed the old rules, hard, in terms of level equating to power. It never meant much but in one instance… Old content. As it stands now, a level 60 is exactly as screwed in a BFA dungeon on their own as a lvl 50, and seems to fair only a bit better in Legion content. So soloing old content in this expac no longer seems like a viable possibility.
I know that covenant abilities will make some difference but it really won’t change the massive gap in power we used to have over old content. As it stands, there is no scaling, no increase in damage, no decrease in what you take. That means it’s literally impossible without a full group or raid group to do BFA content, which means it’ll be another 2 years before any of that farming can be done. Assuming it can even be done then.
Edit: To those who say ‘this is how it’s always been’ there are a few problems with that. From legion to bfa, you could get to max level and then go back and solo old dungeon content from the day it launched. You cannot do this in Shadowlands to BFA. A normal dungeon will destroy you. So the difference in the scaling has gotten worse, against us.