And then I read comments below the post that stated multiple times...and I quote "Diablo kept getting Athene to 0% hp and he never died! He was obviously hacking!" At which point I realized what type of audience I was dealing with. (It's 1% hp not 0%)
So let me break this down for you....
Athene has an army of adolescent misguided teens willing to farm whatever gear and items he needs to achieve his goals. In WoW he used them to help him level at rapid speeds...and in Diablo he uses them to get geared with the best gear in the game faster than most people....NO SKILLZ required. It is easier for him to kill bosses than most players with the gear his minions farmed for him. Most players do not have people farming gear/items/professions for them 24/7 or helping them out in any way....so to nerf a class based on one persons achievements that he was only able to accomplish through the hard work and dedication of the minions carrying his water for him...is ridiculous.
In my opinion....I think Athene should learn how to play a paladin before he attempts to bring his demon hunter into the arena.