Every LotRO player has his favorite “Huntard” story, but I find far less of that then you hear about WoW DPS classes. Of course, you hear more of everything about WoW; that kind of thing happens with millions of players. I have two theories.
Hunters have no flashy effects. You can make your arrows look like tracer shots with light and fire oil, but you basically get arrows. Fwip fwip fwip. No fireballs, no glowing rays, no bear pets. Even if you two-shot some huge target, the default option is for you not to see your teammates’ damage. It is hard to have the braggadocio when you cannot show off.
LotRO group composition differs. The standard WoW group is 60% DPS. Grab three random people and you have a good chance of getting at least one idiot. If a LotRO group has more than one DPS, odds are that most are also providing support, debuffs, tanking, etc., and even Hunters toss in crowd control. (Parenthetical: a healer with five Hunters/Champions is an awesome group.) The center of the show is in the melee scrum; the Hunter is a half-off-camera damage source.
Except for those times when you have idiots who always pull aggro or over-pull. If anyone notices that there is a Hunter in the group, you probably have a bad Hunter.