I don't plan on hunting him anytime soon (can't be bothered) and even if I do, I won't go on my Sheep. But somehow, this is nice for a change? Most bosses in most games aren't OHKO meat and they aren't easy to beat. Some even need an entire party to be taken down. And that's more or less how bossing is supposed to be. Not necessarily that you can't solo the boss, but it should be challenging, and not something you can go in there and beat in a few seconds.
So I actually welcome this for a change.