...or physically dodged the packets (I do that all the time), or had a resist magic (dark elf / wylderkin), or had a resist binding (dryad / wylderkin), or had a previously cast spell shield, or had a spell shield in a potion, or could cast a spell shield from a scroll (a relatively trivial 15 build investment for a 300+ build fighter). Also for a relatively trivial investment, that same fighter could pack throwing daggers and likely deal enough damage at range to take out the scholar before the second spell hit (assuming everyone has eagle-eyed aim), especially since most NPCs don't wear armor (due to a lack of phys reps in monster camp).Think back to the last weekend event you played, then consider how many MI-based dodges, Banes, and Cloaks you heard. There are a -ton- of low-level one-shot takeouts that should sensibly be available to NPCs, but Fighters have effectively lost 100% of their ability to survive them.
Under the current playtest as written, in a vacuum, a 300+ build melee fighter is candy for a 25 build caster, because their only answer to 'Disarm, Bind' is hoping they have a spell parry, or racial dodge.
And finally, bind isn't a take-out. Either the fighter can still move their arms (and thus are still dangerous, especially if they have a ranged option) or can still move their legs and can thus retreat to a safe spot, end the bind, and come out swinging. But rather than totally sidetrack your example, I will pretend the scholar has 8 more build and can cast Web... FUDGE! Errr... 18 more build and can cast Sleep.