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The hunter is without exception the best leveling class of the game. With your pet who tanks for you, you can easily chain mobs unlike other classes that have to do more regen time. Moreover, the hunter does not depend on his gear to be effective, the green weapons from vendor are good enough for the leveling.
In raid, the hunter is not the leading class in terms of dps, he is overwhelmed by warriors, mage, rogue, warlock who have a much higher dps.
As far as pvp is concerned, hunters are OK because they have a lot of control, can continually attack you from far away and excel at capturing and recovering the flag in Warsong.