I have a few ideas for how this could be addressed. The simplest one I can think of would be to improve the weapon bonus passive for Demon Hunters. I believe it's called Archery. I'd like to see the weapon damage increase for bows be higher than 10%. This change could help bridge the gap a bit without having to alter items or nerf critical damage. I'm a firm believer that nerfing things that people like just so that the weaker strategies seem better is not a fun way to go about it. Instead, I'm hoping Blizzard could consider changing the weapon bonus to 20-30% range to make it seem equally worthwhile to use a bow. Also, I'm not a number cruncher/theorycrafter, so those are just blind number suggestions. I'd love to hear feedback from others and see what other Demon Hunters think about this issue. I prefer playing with my Windforce, but hate feeling like I'm shoe-horned into using a Manticore for better damage simply because of critical damage/sockets.
Also, I'm new to the forums, so I hope I'm not double-posting. I couldn't find what I was looking for elsewhere.