The thing that gets me, is, Turbine is always talking about balancing classes. I don't mind if Hunters are the 2nd best single target DPS class, but to be 3rd next to a Champ, who's primary role is supposed to be an AoE class, I think the balance is uneven there. No other class can AoE like Champs, actually is there another AoE class? Hunters only get one non slot AoE attack, Capts have one as well, Minstrel in War Speech has 3, I guess Mini's would be the 2nd AoE class, per say. But that's the thing about this argument, Hunters have fallen down from their primary role, and they've fallen down pretty far. Every new expansion, you barely seen any kind of Hunter lovin, it's as if Hunter have became a farce of what they're intended to be. That's the key point, Hunters are intended to be a top single target DPS.
This almost reminds me a bit about EverQuest and Druids, in the beginning they were the second best healer and single target DPSer, and an expansion came out, their heals became a joke, they're DPS weren't as good, and the only thing they were good for was porting people around. I'm getting some weird flash backs now.