Did a dungeon as BM. Was doing about 80,000 to 100,000 DPS, depending on the fight, in 735 gear. I haven't changed around my enchants or gems yet. Mainly because I'm not willing to spend 40,000G on 4 75+ haste gem. lol (Yes, they are going for 10K per 1 gem on my server)
MM seems to be doing more damage than BM.. At least on target dummies. Haven't tried MM in a dungeon or raid.
As for the play style.. BM is mash things on cool down. MM is also seems like mash things on cool down.
MM is OK. It actually plays a lot like SV did in Cataclysm, what with waiting for something to proc before you use it. The RNG reliance can be a bit annoying. It's a lot better once you get your artifact ability.
Been a hunter main the last 2 expansions. MM has always been my favorite and BM has always been my least favorite. Going into Legion I feel about the same about BM, and hate MM. Since Survival is melee now it's not even an option in my eyes.
BM only has spenders, so is no longer GCD capped, so there are often parts of the rotation that you simply wait for 4-5 sec for focus regen. Waiting for resources makes it a little boring, but it really isn't any worse than I remember rogues being back in the early expansions (no clue how they play in recent ones).
MM is now far less mobile than most casters. Depending on talent choice they spend roughly 60-80% of the time casting Aimed Shot. Half the reason I play hunter is because I have always liked being the "Slime Duty" guy as my guild calls it. The class that goes off to do special things that no one else wants to do since they would lose dps by having to move for it. So a spec that is less mobile than most casters is no good in my eyes.
So for me its BM or new main... other 2 are just so bad for what I like about hunter. I probably will just go BM (stay hunter) because I like being a 100% mobile ranged dps that also can bring Bloodlust.
First off, i havent tried SV since its melee and i dont care about a pure melee spec for raiding. MM seems complicated at first but its a pretty easy Rotation after, while BM ist just being idle half the time and boring as nothing else.
So no, i think hunter got messed up.
SV is really good, with many different playstyles and a high skill ceiling, pretty fun spec to play
BM is insanely simple, but quite fluid. Can be fun at times, but it's only drive is RNG based around Dire Beast, and that can screw you over.
MM doesn't work in my eyes, it's an incomplete spec, probably a patchwerk of a few designers ideas mashed together. But hey, you can do big numbers.