There is simply nothing as satisfying as the crunch of bash.
It'll probably make life a lot easier (and cheaper) once I get to 60 and pass gear. I think having multiple paragon 100s will be a huge leg up once the new system hits. Regardless of how many paragon points it translates to, the reality is someone who has leveled multiple 100s will much closer to maxing out the key stats than someone who only has 1 paragon 100.
Certainly seems to be time well spent at this stage.