From what I've heard, a lot of the end game story had to be scrapped due to deadlines. Which I really felt in the game. Basically, nothing was known about Steele. She could've been a boss herself, seeing how was a siren but ended anti-climactically.Looking back, I'm a little surprised that I wasn't especially disappointed by The Destroyer but I really didn't have an issue with it. Still don't, really. I think that I fit in with the very loose plot nicely enough. The whole core game wasn't especially strong on plot, so random eldritch abomination seemed as good as any other thing.
Grind for a better shield and weapons. Try re-specing as well. If you have golden keys, level 50-55 is ideal to use them. In TVHM and UVHM you should be using weapons that are really close to your level. Everything that's 5 levels below your level will just drag you down.I'm getting close to the endgame of TVH mode in my first BL2 playthrough in years, and I don't recall it being nearly this frustrating before. I'm level 51, and just finished Sawtooth Cauldron. The regular mobs seem to be able to take down my shields in only 1-2 hits, and number of heavy hitters that the game is throwing at me seems a little... excessive. Nearly every raider pack seems to include a couple of Heavy Nomads, and/or Blaster Goliaths, which might not one-shot me, but come awfully close. My turret use to be able to draw fire long enough, but now the big guys just one-shot it and move on to me. Combat was always frantic, but it's just gotten to ridiculous levels. I just don't recall this level of frustration until I got to UVH mode in the past. Should I just be grinding for a better shield?