I'm sure many of you are tired of these threads, however, I like to think I have a decent idea regarding the possibility of a demon hunter class from a lore perspective. I haven't thought out the mechanics or how they would fit into the game, however I also have somewhat of a decent idea.
So let's say the next expansion is in fact a burning legion expansion and demon hunters are added as a playable class. This is how I would imagine handling them.
I know death knights were kind of a disaster on launch so the whole "hero class" idea may not work out. Whether Blizzard chooses to do so or not is irrelevant, I propose a neutral starting zone for demon hunters, much like the death knight starting zone. Their story could revolve around their subjugation to Sargeras, their evolution into demon hunters and their freedom at the hands of possibly Illidan Stormrage. Much like Illidan, the starting demon hunter could be a person seeking magical power. In this starting zone Sargeras or the Burning Legion itself grants this thirst for power. Players eventually get tattoos and their eyes burned out like Illidan throughout the quests as they become more powerful. Eventually Illidan comes and grants them free will somehow. Demon hunters could be either melee or ranged dps, using mail seeing as that is currently the only armour being used by 2 classes. I understand this is all far fetched but I love Illidan as a character and hope he becomes reintroduced somehow. I see him more as misunderstood than a villain. Anyway thanks for the read and let me know what you guys think!