Can we please take the Tinker talk into another thread?
Using Pure Logic:
It is logical, if a Burning Legion style expansion is NEVER introduced, there would be no need for Demon hunters as their sole purpose in WC3 was to fight the burning legion. It would have made more sense to introduce them with the Burning Crusade, but that has long since passed.
So no BL expansion = no Demon Hunters.
You did say "for the NEXT expansion". So if the "next" one is not a BL style expansion, there should be no Demon Hunters.
At the end of th day what you want is what you think is right even if there others that want something diffrent, cause you are using the same argument now as those for dh just twisting it to avoid the same words.
- - - Updated - - -
Illidan wasn't infatuated with summoning demons or fel magic. He saw them as a source of raw power, and he found ways to tap into that to enhance his own. That's what a Demon Hunter at it's core is. These are people who ritualistically sacrifice their bodies and soul to gain untold power. They're like Runemasters gone to the extreme. And that's what makes them awesome.
I just can't see Tinker being a class when Engineering is already a staple crafting profession. I don't know if Demon Hunter is really plausible either when the last two classes were already Melee-based and Monks already occupy much of what Demon Hunters would have been in-game (agility, using energy as a resource, wearing leather).
I think we may be getting a Demon Hunter spec instead of class.
Seems like a good compromise IMO.
If you are particularly bold, you could use a Shiny Ditto. Do keep in mind though, this will infuriate your opponents due to Ditto's beauty. Please do not use Shiny Ditto. You have been warned.