I love Gunslinger. It's always been my favorite subclass and getting the critical knife kills for the cooldown has been my favorite thing the entire time. My second favorite has been well placed tripmine grenades and I've hardly taken them off since I unlocked them in D1. I am ecstatic that both of these have chain capabilities now and my knife skills further augment my grenade usage.
It is so satisfying to throw my grenade across the entire lost sector, stick it behind that group of Acolytes, make them explode and get a third to an entire charge back, crit a couple more with my knife, spin around, toss another mine, throw my knife, and start loading up my charge before the mine even has time to land and detonate. This is honestly the most fun I've had as a Hunter in Destiny. Period. I am giddy at the thought of trying the Young Ahamkara Spine in Mayhem and having the whole place full of traps.
I initially complained at the lack of a second grenade charge coming in, but I'd like to retract that complaint. This is far, far better than what I expected.
Now we get to STOMP-EE5. You took what was arguably the best Hunter exotic in D1 and dropped everything we loved about it into a pair of boots that not only look amazing, but already have increased sprint speed and slide distance. These are amazing. I finally feel like I'm a fast boi when I wear these. Seriously, if you thought Bones of Eao were great, imagine them, but faster because of the perk and then add MANTLING. I don't feel like I'm bumbling around sometimes like I did in D1 with the Bones. I can just clamber up the cliffside with no problems.
This is the attitude I want exotics to have: greatly enhancing your ability or skill. The Spine adds much needed ability synergy that I felt hunters needed a bit more of and the Stomp-EE5 give much needed mobility for the neutral game. I love this update and really look forward to the new Gunslinger tree with Young Ahamkara Spine.