Phroot, you are dead wrong.
The old version could hit up to 3 times during the swing. Artifex broke this down in his wonderful sabering and force guide. Unfortunately, the link doesn't work anymore as the guide was so good, he quickly busted through the bandwidth limit of free50megs.com
When it gets back up, I'm sure the link will be pasted all over the forum. If Artifex is hanging around, I'm sure he can confirm for us.
The backsweep has been nerfed slightly in this patch since at the start and the end of the swing, hardly any damage is done.
And for the last time, saber damage was not NERFED ALL AROUND, only at the very beginning and very end of swings.
Please re-read ChangKhan's post at the top of the forum as to exactly "what" was changed about saber system.