Oh one more thing -
So our pets were really squishy for the week after the patch, and then they hotfixed them to have 170% armor. I've only done a handful of bgs/wargames so far, not enough to tell if the armor buff actually helped with the issue. If I'm not mistaken I believe pets' baseline resistances were removed, so they're still taking tons of damage from spells.
Wizard cleaves seem like the strongest comps in MoP to me, and I'm really wondering how viable BM will be when it occurs to them to target the pet first. Extra armor doesn't help at all against wizards.
Tosan, have you seen high-level pvpers trying a "kill the pet" strategy against BM hunters, and, if so, how well did it work?
This issue could by itself make MM/SV the top arena specs by default. If worse comes to worse, MM/SV can always abandon their pets with scripts, but BM hunters obviously can't abandon their spirit beasts and go tame another one.
I guess BM could always use monkeys as well and abandon those if they get killed. Normally, I think abandoning pets is really cheesy, but all bets are off if Blizzard doesn't give them the tools they need to survive. Then abandon away as far as I'm concerned.