Very bizarre indeed.
I took a shot at a little cloud harvesting tonight, and spawned some light sleeper fights. The first round came in the form of 6x Emergent Sleepers.
The big surprise came from salvaging their wrecks - the loot yielded an incredible 8x NIM and 3x Melted Nanoribbons, roughly 41M ISK for a handful of pitiful Emergent (Frigate) class sleepers?
Never experienced that kind of yield in standard sleeper sites...
Hauled the latest load to Jita (13 jumps from the new low-sec exit) and cleared another 320M ISK, so well into profit territory even with my fully stocked (with reserves) POS.