Be very, very quiet, and come over here. I have something to show you -- but seriously, don't make any sudden moves, and speak softly. Any loud noise could disturb it and scare it away ... Now look at this. Isn't it just the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?
That's right. All three hunter specs are now more balanced than they have ever been in the history of the World of Warcraft.
For the first time in the history of the game, all three specs have something optimal to bring to endgame PvE. If you're trying to maximize and optimize your hunter for raid fights, then the best spec will change from encounter to encounter, rather than having one spec so far ahead that it performs best even on encounters that aren't within its strengths.
Join me after the cut for a rundown of the precious, fragile, and possibly fleeting moment of hunter spec balance and an analysis of what kind of encounter each spec is best at.