Since rise I can host, and because I dont like to kick people, usually I end with two players with only the gifted gear from lvl 95. They die, a lot. The 90% of the times I stop fighting to res them 1 or 2 times, but after that, they can stay dead in my opinion. That ones who die more that 3 times in Regina are often the same that complain about no res in s3.
Yeah, liking to get carried is a lovely trend (Need dulla carry megas)
I agree they should have mildly challenging optional content but on balance it's probably better to ease people in.