This merely just my opinion and only based on my past experience between the Devs and Hunters, but it is starting to feel like we're a class that "feels" complete to the devs but is only later finally looked at once top guilds stop bringing hunters because of progression.
This first problem started in Firelands where survival was buffed slightly in a hot fix, and then moved on to Dragonsoul where we "felt fine" and then mid way through it was clear hunters were largely behind the other classes and brought up to par, then it happened again with this tier but it took much more time and what seemed like much more convincing and logs to prove that we were behind. And it happened through hotfixes a week after 5.1.
Now we don't really know what 5.2 will bring yet, but it's clear that blizzard feels like hunters are "fine" with the lack of changes, yet they even made it clear that they want to make changes to the class. Now my problem with this isn't that we're going to get changes, it's that we're going to get changes in 5.3 or small hotfixes which is I believe is completely wrong. I don't want hunters to be the class that is only looked at with hotfixes and mid tier patches, while everyone else is polished up.