An asymmetrical game of 4v1 has a peculiar balance. I see a lot of posts that say this hunter is OP, that hunter is OP, this one will always be taken over this one, etc. However what many people are missing is that the 4 is a team against the 1. The balance isn’t 1v1. The hunters are balanced with a team orientation because no single hunter will take on the monster solo and win, period. When discussing balance consider the team composition and hunter combos. Those combos are what will be OP and UP and will determine which hunters are individually strong and which ones need a change.
TL:DR - Balance is about the team make up, not the individual hunters.