I don’t play hunter. That doesn’t mean that I don’t stay up to date with most class changes and I read the forums from time to time.
There’s been a growing demand for SV to become ranged again. Let me tell you why it is a bad idea.
There are currently 3 classes that can play melee and ranged: druids, shamans and hunters. With that change, it would leave only 2.
There are fights where being a melee is an advantage, and fights where rdps shines.
For the sake of class diversity and the ability to change damage roles depending on the situation, survival must stay melee. Even if I miss the good old SV from cata with its insane multishot.
Also, I found the spec to be the most fun of all while testing a trial hunter.
Yes, they need a boost in the range of 10%-15% to bring in on par with BM or at least between BM and MM, but I find the spec design to be good. It just needs a damage boost.