Will you stop? Yesterday you wanted to give me a melee spec and now you want to take my pets away.Hunters: Beastmaster: This spec can largely stay the same. Perhaps have a stronger tie in with the pets, giving the Hunter new abilities based on the pet active at the time. Also make it THE ONLY HUNTER SPEC THAT CAN USE A PET.
I'm sure my raid would be thrilled to hear that I can't bring +attack speed buff to raid anymore when I go Survival. The pets bring enough buff/debuff flexibility that you'd have to go a loooong way to compensate for that loss for a petless spec.