I had a thought earlier today about playing a Hunter. Well, actually, it's a thought that's been in proto-form for a while, but kind of crystalised earlier.
When you play Hunter and get a random invite for a group, you're never really sure if it's because they think that you're a good player or because they're desperate for someone to fill the last spot.
Okay, I can see some of the questions that might arise from such a statement. Like...why? Well, the first reason is that Hunters are really common. They always have been. And when there's a glut of something, it's always hard to stand out. The second thing is the common perception that Hunters are idiots from a large portion of the playing population. Generally an unfair assumption, to be sure, but still one that is pervasive and you can't really get away from. These things add up to a lot of second guessing about why some random person would invite you to their group.
Now, as for me, I was being invited to Heroic Durnholde which sparked this whole round of thinking. So I don't think it's because they were desperate. You're not going to invite some utter stranger for a Heroic instance. Especially not an instance as difficult as Heroic Durnholde. So they were probably reasonably sure that I was a good player and genuinely wanted me along. That being said, that little feeling of doubt is always still there.
That's part of what it's like to play a Hunter. Even when you know you're a good player (and despite not wanting to pat myself on the back too much, I am a good player), you're infected with a seed of doubt merely by the perception from the majority of players regarding your class. And everybody else is given that same hint of doubt.