I'm not sure if bounty hunters really need to drop good loot, though I guess it wouldn't hurt if they did.
Unlike just about everything else in the game bounty hunters don't just consider you a target of opportunity, they're coming specifically to get you rather than the other way around.
As such they're already the "risk" part of a bigger "risk vs. reward" and it would be odd if you had an extra incentive to fight them. (hunters aren't good hunters if they just feed the prey)
Of course, I don't think it would hurt if they dropped better loot because as you said, right now feels strange in another way. The fact that they don't drop better loot is also odd because it goes against the notion of stronger enemies dropping better loot.
I dunno, I'm not sure if I would see it as an overall improvement because it feels like trading being weird in one way for being weird in another way.
Last edited by Professor Paul1290 : 12-13-2012 at 10:25 AM.