I have to agree, Not saying bounty hunters are the least played.. But they're definitely being pushed to the side by all the Mercenary's (On my server the Red Eclipse EU) every bounty hunter i come across is usually a Merc.
I tend to agree that the Operative is a class i rarely see anymore especially a DPS in WZ. I was leveling a BH PT until i witnessed them all being leveled so i switched back to my Op. I prefer playing the rarer class, makes me feel special ^_^.
I agree playing a rare class makes me feel good and special.