An interesting post from Ghostcrawler on the level 90 hunter talents:
All of the hunter level 90 talents are getting an across the board damage buff (they’re intended to be worth using single-target, and currently they’re not). I just meant that Barrage’s damage will be lowered a bit relative than Powershot. Hunter ranged attacks should not be blockable, and they currently are (known issue, will be fixed). Pet attacks should be blockable and able to glance.
The big thing here is the line, “they’re intended to be worth using single-target). That is awesome to hear: that tells us that these are supposed to be abilities that we are actually going to use outside of special boss fights.
That also tells us that we can evaluate these talents based on their single-target worthiness, and complain if they don’t surpass our standard rotation by a meaningful amount.
And finally it means that we can sit back and wait for them all to get buffed before we crunch any of these numbers.