This Secondary Post will be where I will put all noted suggestions, tactics, and videos that would help out someone, and are simply game play bonuses and recommendations.
Videos of AP PVP/PVE
Assaulttrooper Using the Bounty Hunter Max Damage Spec
Taugrim using the Vanguard Norse Spec
Malkiv Discussing BH PVP and the Norse Build
Suggestion 1 (Thanks Goes To LoKiei): Currently Flame Sweep/Explosive Surge is allowing you to apply stacks without hitting any target. Not sure if this is a bug, but in a pvp environment or in pve when switching targets or waiting on a pull with 5 stacks of PFT/PG you could Flame sweep/Explosive Surge as PFT/PG is counting down to keep the 5 stack up. You could also 5 stack pft using Flame Sweep/Explosive Surge and then open with PFT/PG on an unsuspecting player. Granted you would want to watch your heat. This would also apply to between pulls in a PVE environment, though I am not sure your tank would appreciate the severe amount of threat you would pull at the beginning of the fight.
Suggestion 2 (Thanks Goes To Agooz): While all of us love the AP/Tacics tree, it is more difficult and can be frustrating to level with the AP/Tac build. Prior to 40 we recommend using either ShieldTech/Shield Specialist or Pyrotech/Assault as AP/Tactics doesn't really shine until you are able to get both PFT/PG and Immolate/FP. Pyro/Assault and Shield offer more utility and/or damage prior to 40 due to the bonuses in the tree coming earlier. At 40, switching to either of the AP/Tactics Builds becomes more viable, and you begin to see the benefits.
Suggestion 3 (Thanks Goes to Anavaar): PVE Suggestion - It is more important to use FT/PC on CD than to hold on to PFT/PG when at 5 stacks. The net dps of using FT/PC on CD with between 3 and 5 stacks is +/- 1 percent. However the dps lost by not using FT/PC at 5 stacks once it's up is +/- 3 percent. Therefore it's always better to use FT/PC on CD rather than to not use PFT/PG at 5 stacks. PFT/PG x 5 is a dps gain, so holding until you are at 5 stacks is always a dps gain.
To everyone, Please let's keep this to civil and intelligent discussions and debates. Please do not delve into name calling or ridiculing different thoughts. I understand that not everyone agrees with me, and I will attempt to keep an open mind, but calling something stupid or ridiculous is non-constructive even if it is stupid and ridiculous.
Simply explain the error and debate accordingly.
Thanks again for all the help and ideas from the BH Thread