So after a bug-accident I ended up restarting the game. Bad news is that I lost around 14 hours of game play; good news is that the game is totally awesome so I really don't mind that much (and this time I know how to avoid said bug).
So now I'm more or less rushing back to the point I was, but came to thinking. Since it seems all chests scale with your level, wouldn't it be better to just leave all the chests out in the open world for looting when higher leveled? The first half of the game really isn't that gear-dependant, and since I've already gone through it I kind of know what to expect. I figured I'd just get by with whatever loot mobs and bosses drops, and then collect world chests when I'm higher level searching for collectibles.
Crazy idea, or sounds good?