Hunters of all specs, and particularly Beastmaster, are doing too much damage in PvE.I could see that - keeping in the top of the charts with little actual improvement in gear, my damage output has been rediculous. So I am not in any way surprised. I've been expecting a nerf every since they made Mend Pet a HoT.
We tested this a lot internally in beta and knew hunters were high but we hoped other classes would be able to catch up in a way they have as yet been unable to do. We want to be careful not to hurt hunter dps too much in PvP, so we’re taking most of the damage out of Steady Shot and Volley. Beastmaster hunters are in addition losing some of their pet dps. We still want BMs to have the best pets, but pet dps numbers are a little high at the moment. We are also still concerned about hunter survivability in PvP and taking the opportunity to jazz up Deterrence into something that looks and plays a little more interesting.
Expect epic levels of QQ for a while. Huntards aren't quite as bad as Warlocks, but they can bawl pretty impressively when they want to.
It's not pretty.