Kleese Multiplayer Issues

I am in love with this character. I play it all the time. I have one major issue with him though, it is his size. He is way to easy to hit and he seems to drop faster than any other champion. Am I the only one feeling this way? I even tried building him with cdr, max shield increase, and recharge delay and I STILL drop in like 3 shots to a Marquise. He seems to be way to easy of a target. I would get it if he was a bit more tanky but he is most definitely not tanky.