Lets analyze how the hunter specs are designed:
• Signature shot (Explosive Shot, Chimera Shot, Kill Command)
• Focus builder (Cobra Shot, Cobra Shot, Steady Shot)
• Extra button (Black Arrow, Aimed Shot, Bestial Wrath)
• Press lit up button (AiS!, LnL, Focus Fire)
It seems like they just literally copy and fucking paste abilities. What makes it even worse is, this design has remained unchanged since Cata, so what have they done to fix it? They add three tiers of damage cooldowns, and they make the only unique hunter mechanic, ISS, irrelevant. It just really feels like whoever is in charge of hunter design has absolutely no idea what they are doing - this issue doesn't occur in any other pure class either - compare Demonology to Affliction, Subtlety to Assassination, Arcane to Fire, etc.
That isn't the only issue, the class itself has no real flavor either. Our damage is fine as of the most recent patch, maybe even good, but the class really does not require a whole lot of effort to play, nor does it require much in the way of planning or forethought. I really feel like they could do a lot better, perhaps give us a spec with no focus builder (instead relying on focus regen), or a spec that has no pet and instead has more complex player mechanics. Maybe it'd be unfair to rock the boat and change up the specs, but I can't be the only one who feels this way.