Personally, I'm so happy about this. Those who want to be a classical WoW hunter can still pick from the other two talents. Pet-less Warlocks have been well-balanced for the most part so I don't imagine pet-less Hunters will be a nightmare either.
I can't wait to finally be a Warcraft II -style Ranger. More options are a good thing. Some of the reactions I've seen have come off as almost ultra-conservative in nature..