i have a hunter... hopefully soon to be 60... actually 2 now.... (long story)
EXTREMELY FUN in PVE. VERY versatile class. Keep the boar, its the best tank. at 60, get the undead looking plagued swine from eastern plaguelands. only animal that will get you CHARGE RANK 6.
in PVP, they are UBER. longer range than anyone and HARD HARD DMG.
locks are dangerous in pvp, you say? yes, but the huner snares, burst DMG and kites them before they are even close enough to cast anything. They have a pet? so do you. USE IT!
hunters are VERY fun. and their DPS is VERY VERY HIGH, even in instances. its just that raids here dont let them dps and only use them to tranqu-shot bosses or pull mobs.
last night raid1 went for loatheb. hunters outDPSsed most of the raid because for once, they could / should dps hard. nice to know.
Come and join on Starcraft 2 as well =]