If warlocks got a talent so they don´t need a pet. Then why shouldn´t hunters be able to get it?
My thoughts about the word "hunter" is similiar to ranger. I don´t see the benefit of a hunter using a pet.
Sure, beast mastery spec would probably need to continue with pets. But what about Marskmanship?
It really feels like Marksmanship should be rangers and not rely on pets. It would also bring hunters a different playstyle, if you want it.