Just wondered if this has been brought up.
I've seen that items that increase the die step of unarmed damage (like monk active past life, garments of equilibrium etc) don't work with druids who take a monk splash. However, i hadn't noticed something much worse than that being mentioned. Taking a splash of monk reduces your base damage. Dire wolf goes from d10 base damage to 1d6. Dire bear goes from 1d12 to 1d6.
It would be nice to know if this is going to be fixed.