I like a lot of what has been done with Huntsman. I feel he did not need many changes from his pre-BBB state, and only a few things needed changes to be more interesting. I am a big fan of Free Shots, and the creation of a viable damage reduction talent. The last thing I wanted to see for him from the BBB was the removal of “Burst of Enthusism” in favor of something more thematic to that Talent row, and overall more impactful and interesting. (The row seeming to be more based around damage increases, in the form of reload speed, creating more damage uptime, and crit chance, creating higher burst damage potential.)
I would like to see the return of the beta Talent that allowed headshots to increase power by 5%, up to 20%. It allowed for levels of damage similar to the playstyles that use the “Hunter” ranged weapon trait. (Maybe even increase the stacks to 5, up to 25%?) The comparison is that the buff is more challenging to reach, but more rewarding, as the damage increase would apply to all enemy types, and is not tied to crit chance/random chance. With the return of “Waste Not Want Not”, and “Makin’ it Look Easy” no longer competing with “Shot Crafter”, more players may be interested in using ranged weapon traits that are not based on regenerating ammo (Conservative Shooter and Scrounger).
I also believe that “Burst of Enthusiasm” was never really that great, and its replacement with a new Talent was a welcome addition. It was originally replaced with a Talent that granted Sure Shot stacks on X amount of melee kills, but Sure Shot has since been removed. So, I figured that it would still be a good idea to replace this Talent, but with another new Talent that was originally introduced, that I thought was strong. Up to 20% ranged and melee power for scoring headshots, in my opinion, is a far cooler Talent than “Burst of Enthusiasm”, which currently is only really considerable if you are using the Longbow.
Hope you consider this!