I think one problem is that the monster is significantly more difficult than playing as a hunter of any class, at least at the beginning when you are learning. I’m starting to get the hang of at least some of the hunter classes, but I just get smoked as the monster, it is no fun, and if the game keeps making me do it over and over I’m just going to play solo for a while so I can hunt, like I want to. Solo is fun, the bots are pretty good as bots go, and that will hold me for a while and then it will get old and I will quit.
And yes, I’m having the same experience about putting monster #5 and then being made to play monster over and over. Screw that, I have better things to do with my free time, like stare at the wall.
Hint to devs: if you use new players as whipping boys for the unpleasant stuff that somebody has to do you’re going to have trouble attracting and keeping new players.