I'm not sure about you guys but if I queue for a random and get Shao-Pan Monastery I know I'm going to be shard starved. The monks don't "die." They become friendly but if you use drain soul you get no shards back because they don't die. Surely, I'm not the only one who curses that feature of the dungeon.
Yeah, the worst part is if you're destro and waste your shards before the boss thinking you can shadowburn the masses of fast dying mobs for lots of extra embers.