I feel you've really added something special to the discussion today. This is the same sort of 'special' that cat owners use to describe the unidentified animal parts their pets drag home and deposit on the floor.
For our first 10 and 25 kills we spent about 4 minutes in P1, 3 in P2, and finished barely in P3. It really comes down to the spark management. It also helps tremendously to have competent ranged DPS; melee DPS is at a severe disadvantage here.