While I like the Lendas backlash, he has a point. Hunters are mainly a ranged class. In a group, you should almost never be in melee range. Soloing it's more common, and I hear in pvmp it sometimes happens. But the melee weapon choice of a hunter is mostly for cosmetics and stats.
I chose a sword for my LI for the look, and the great river agi axe for my offhand for the stats.
[size=1][i]A spaceship from another star / They ask me where all the people are
I tell them I'm the only one / There was a war, but I must have won[/i][/size]