Cryptic has taken the artificial route, where NPCs are equipped with abilities so powerful that they overwhelm the player's ability to resist them. To put it bluntly, this is a terrible solution that reeks of laziness.
I'm not sure it's fair to call it "laziness." I doubt there's any time where they all sit in the Cryptic office doing nothing. My guess is that they are constrained by a list of priorities, and revamping AI tactics takes a back seat to adding resource grind and microtransactions. Thanks, Perfect World!