So while waiting to see if any interesting pugs come up, I decide to go do a couple of solo quests. Unquiet Graves, eHard. No biggie, lvl 24 monk, do this kind of thing often. I die on the second fight. Why?
Because my hireling STOOD THERE DOING NOTHING!
And this isn't the first time a hireling has stood around not doing his job. And when they aren't just standing there, they are running off across dungeons to start a fight, even if they are on Stand Your Ground (which apparently means the opposite).
Seriously, if you don't want people soloing, just remove the damn hirelings already. Otherwise, fix them instead of developing subpar content. Along with some of the other issues in the game.