What...makes perfect sense to me.
I didn't notice anything different about repair cost. My largest repair cost was 5k with my Jedi Knight because we did die once when I messed up and helped imps kill their target instead of helping Mav with our target. Too much crap blowing up at once.
My repair bill on the other three toons ranged from 174 credit on Brem to 1000 something on the rest, but none of them died.
I already did everything but the heroic on my Shadow this morning since besides my sawbones she is the slowest dps. Looks like I will max out legacy rep before the reset even just doing the PvE stuff.