1. ''Yes, I am biased'' - and that's why people like you should not be giving suggestions. You're advocating for the side you play, all the while disregarding what players who enjoy the other, or both, might want. Doesn't, and shouldn't work that way.
2. You losing ''only in 3v1s'' just means you're been up against bad players, not that the Hunter was stronger, especially pre-update, when he was the weakest he was without counting DL at launch.
3. Your suggestions are nothing but countless Survivor buffs, which are not needed in 1v1s and 2v1s, and will not be needed once they finally nerf the amount of spits in 3v1 and 4v1s.
This is a joke, right? Unless I'm reading something wrong, you're asking why you should stop playing fists only, basically not use most of the Survivor's offense all the while wanting to survive/win, so you'd instead rather the game return to where you can beat Hunters with fists just because you find it more fun?
There are plenty of Hunters that can be beaten with unarmed combat only post-update anyway, so again, the problem is on your end. Now, beating experienced players who know what they're doing and are using most of the Hunter's potential? You can forget about doing that without putting in an equal amount of effort, a.k.a the way a PvP should work.
The day developers start listening to that one guy that likes playing with fists and balance games around him is the day multiplayer games will die. Nobody cares, start using those melee and ranged weapons or don't complain when you lose to players that don't feel like gimping themselves like you.
I'm very interested to know what exploits you're even talking about. The only exploit the Hunter still has is Ghost Claw. There's also instant-Tackle, but that's a glitch, and I don't really see Apex Predators use it much, let alone lower-ranked players.
Everything else is intended, so...
Don't use pointless hyperboles. In 1v1's, UV Suppressor lasts 25 seconds, Hunter takes 60 seconds to regenerate a spit when there is no autobalance (both players are even). This goes for 2v1's as well, the regen is longer than the UV Suppressor's duration.
If this was meant for 3 and 4v1s, literally everyone in this thread already agreed spit regen is way too fast, so you're beating a dead horse.
If the Hunter has full energy, a UV Suppressor and a UV block, Shield is never a good idea. You either commit to shining him with UV, hoping he does the Pounce early, so he can fail and you can do a reverse flare, or you can bet on him trying to Pounce as the spit explodes (most good Hunters do exactly that), in which case you have to throw a flare while performing a jump or dodge.
This is assuming you can't just dodge out of the spit's radius, by the way.
You don't react to Ground Pounds, you anticipate them. This is basic stuff. When the Hunter flies off and Howls, a GP is most likely coming. When you see him tendril directly on your flare for no reason, a Tendril GP is coming. The most he can do is fake outs, converting a GP to Tackle, but that's on you to decide, and even if you get hit by that Tackle, not only can half its damage be negated by an active medkit, but the Hunter is also restrained in the flare for the animation, taking off around half his energy, resetting the fight when you drop another flare.
This is what a UV Suppressed Survivor vs a Hunter that's looking to destroy his flare has always been like - mind games, seeing who can guess their opponent better, which one will be outwitted. You're complaining about stuff that has been in the game since day 1.
There is no way I can say this without sounding arrogant, but oh well: I've beaten every top Hunter there is on PC, the platform where by far the best DL players are, at least once in a 1v1, everyone except for Visceral, who left the game before I had the chance to play a single 1v1 against him. I have more hours on my Survivor than on my Hunter, I've almost always found Survivor *slightly* more fun to play, especially now, and I won a PC tournament as Survivor, undefeated in all my matches with him.
So you, a random console player most likely, coming here and assuming me being a Hunter-only player plus advising me to play both sides is kinda... ehh. It's also kinda funny how you seem to think I like boasting, even though that's not what my replies are in nature and it's always someone else that says something like: ''You only play Hunter'', ''You have no skill without spits'', ''I'm pretty sure players who wanted this patch were just noobs who can't play right''. So, I have to disprove that, not because my skill or anything irrelevant like that is questioned, but because my credibility and neutral stance is.
I don't advocate for either side unless they need it. All I want is for both sides to be as equal as possible. Nothing more, nothing less.