If Blizzard doesn't want to screw over soloers, then there's not much they can do.
I hope most has figured out that this is not even close to "taking all numbers and dividing by 100"
But anyone who has seen that old chart should be able to see how soloing would become harder. And for what? Personally when I do damage I only focus on the first 2-3 digits.
That doesn't mean I want my warlock to hit for 32 or whatever.
Although the thought of a more linear ilvl curve while keeping our relative power would be quite funny indeed, then we'd have lowbies doing Molten Core