That's not quite right; the point I was making is that it's clearly BS to claim that the only way to beat hunter decks is to make a deck that loses all of its other matchups. If that were the case, there'd be a lot more hunters at the top ranks, but there aren't, because there are plenty of competitive decks that beat hunters just fine.
Yes yes please ignore 95% of the players and lets focus on the 5% that is in the top5. Because that's how you balance a game. Ehm lol.
The problem is that the deck is too strong and too easy to built. So for FtP players or players that are just starting to get a hold of some interesting cards, it's impossible to battle hunter unless you're lucky and they draw very very bad. Removal or other answers are NEVER a reason not to nerf something. It really is the stupidest argument ever. I've been playing Magic for many many years, and this argument is always thrown towards 'haters'.
There is an answer to everything. It's no argument period.
People that call others stupid or brainless are obviously Hunter players. Same thing happens all the time on Magic forums. People that try to constructively give their opinion on certain cards or decks get flamed by the people playing those decks/cards. Lets try to be a bit more objective shall we?
There are several problems with the Hunter Class at the moment. The deck not being overrepresented in the top 5 ranks, is not important (I saw some tourneys where Hunter had won, so no idea why people keep saying the deck does nothing in the top rankings). One problem is, that EVERY Hunter player is playing the same deck. There is one built for the Hunters. Just because it is cheap and works extremely well. Better than ANY deck that would contain the same amount of rarity cards. It is already a boring deck to play against, it's very boring to play against the same deck over and over.
Again: I have been playing card games for over a decade. I wouldn't say I'm a perfect tourney player (at least I can admit that unlike the arrogant people here claiming others should get brains), but I can play the games well. I do see balancing issues with Hunter. Very obvious ones.
Just the fact that there are people that suggest you only play 1 creature at the time, or people should play more removal. I play at least 10 removal options in every deck I play, and it doesn't help. I ALWAYS remove the card draw beast or buff beast as soon as they hit the board. It becomes kind of useless though if they have 6 mana and drop the entire combo on the board at once. Even if you can dodge one. The deck will drop another combo next turn. They drew 3 or 4 cards so yeah, duh.
2 mana for a spell that gives you so much advantage, is just OP. The argument that it needs the other player to have a board and so it's not OP is ridiculous. If you don't have board presence by turn 6, or are afraid to drop more than 1 creature, how are you going to win?
Let me be clear: I like to design my own decks. I'm fully aware that I shouldn't be able to beat every deck at any given time. I'm also aware that trying to build a competitive deck other than the ones already excising, isn't going to workout all the time. It does however discourage me to keep playing if all I see is the same Hunter deck over and over again. Seriously, I haven't seen a different Hunter deck for weeks. Especially if it doesn't really require too much skill to pull the combo off. Just stall the game, remove some creatures and go nuts on turn 6. Even new players to the game understand this (and since they got the deck from guides, they KNOW how to play the deck). This is obviously fact, because I've seen many post from people that started out with a different class, switched to Hunter and suddenly reached top 10 rankings and mostly even higher. Please don't tell me that deck needs a lot of skill to play. I'm not saying it's the easiest deck ever, but lets be real here...
Sorry for the wall of text. ^^
One last thing though: There are many topics complaining about this and there's not one topic where the people that claim Hunter is fine as it is, give constructive feedback on how to beat the deck. All I see is people saying "play removal", "Hunter is not OP, get a brain" etc. etc.