Demon Hunter and Blade Master would make great fourth specs, but terrible classes in and of themselves. The biggest reason is DM is pretty well covered by locks, DKs, and Huntards, and BlM is pretty much covered by every melee spec out there.
Tinker in my opinion would be a colossal fail unless it was done right the first time and never changed. Since this is WoW it will be changed and they will be crap. Most of Tinker is covered by Engineer profession. The only way I ever see it working is if it was done similar to the Rogue's Tactician tree from Rift, and even then it's sketchy at best.
Druidic Spirit Shaman
I can see some logic behind the warlock argument (why not just make a 4th spec?), but the dual wield one puzzles me. In all the pictures and character profiles I have been able to dig up, demon hunters ONLY dual wield. This would make them similar only to rogues as no other class relies soley on dual wield.
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Shadows are cruel.
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Druidic Spirit Shaman
If you're talking about a Warlock tanking spec, well Dark Apotheosis shows they don't need dual wield warglaives to tank. It would probably be the worst weapon type to use for cloth tanking, considering expertise is required for dual wielding and is non-existent on cloth gear.
My pick would have to be a Timewalker for numerous reasons.
The specs have already been determined in game by the Timewalkers creating a triangle that talk about their roles. The Warden talks about being a defender, so he's play a sort of tank role. The Weaver speaks of casting chronomancy, a school of spells. The Watcher speaks of being more of a scout, so we can look at it as a swift dps spec.
So I see the Timewalker class as being a class that can perform multiple roles as a caster, agi dps, and tank and uses time as a way to enhance themselves and raid party, so all three specs would provide Time Warp, Watchers would provide Attack Speed, and Weavers would provide Spell Haste (a buff that tends to go missing in raids)
Dragonkin would be cool! Maybe dragonkin that posess the powers of the red, blue, a and green dragon flights (3 specs). Red - Tank, Blue- Ranged Caster DPS, Green - Healer.
It's not likely to happen since it won't fit in with Warlords of Draenor, but it's just a nice thought :P
I voted Tinker because it seems the most unique. Not sure many classes would be able to play them though , lore wise.
Gnomes, Dwarves, Goblins, Blood Elves? That's about all I can think of.
I just hope they open up more races for Druids, like Pandaren :/
Tinker seems like the funnest and the only one that's unique enough to be it's own class out of the three, but I would also like to see Bard playable.
Blademaster is too similar to Warrior and boring sounding.
Demon Hunter is too similar to Warlocks and Rogues, and IMO would fit better as a tanking fourth spec for Warlocks.
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I have a feeling that instead of creating a new class they're going to give everyone a 4th talent tree
Except for Druids, who will be given the shaft on class changes, again.
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Blademaster would be amazing, 4th spec of warrior would be nice but i would prefer they be a class.
Mages also sort of eliminate Timewalkers as well. Mages have Time Warp, Alter Time, Temporal Shields, and have the ability to teleport across space time.
I don't see a lot of design space for a Timewalker class. I'd imagine that they're going to be a faction, and Mages will get more time-based spells.
Demon hunter, blademaster is just a warrior, and tinkerer is a profession. Might as well make a leatherworker class while you are at it. Craft leather and throw it at the enemy for megadamage and make leather bandaids.