I'm in the same boat as the OP.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Mackeyser-1907/hero/7725082
I really started D3 because I wanted to play the Demon Hunter, but just became disenfranchised and stopped playing. The trailer piqued my interest as it did with a bunch of friends and it seems several changes have improved the game play for both barbs and demon hunters, both of which I have at 60 at least into Act 2 Inferno. As you can see by the gear, I wasn't able to farm beyond that.
A friend carried me through the bosses on inferno last night, but I died...a lot. Afterwards, I bought the weapon for 200k and the bracers for 100k which was all I had left on the acct.
I finally saw how to change the monster power and upped it to mp3. Yeah...not ready for that.
I admit to REALLY liking that Rapid Fire is viable now with Fire Support and would love some direction.
Have tried some Strafe builds and...I just don't like it. Seems gimmicky. Thus, I'm kinda lost. Dunno if I should stick with the Xbow or if RF as a main attack is better with a Windforce with all of that knockback until I can afford a decent Manticore.
Any assistance is greatly and profoundly appreciated.