The taunting of pets mid-tame was so bad that Blizzard actually hotfixed them, making it so they are immune to Taunt and Distracting Shot.
I personally had a couple interesting experiences, but they were happily on the other side of that coin.
I myself found a night elf hunter roaming about in Widow's Clutch, and led her to (and helped her tame) Solix. I've talked to her since, and she seems quite nice!
|Who says Night Elves and Orcs can't get along?|
Best of all, though, was Deth'tilac's tame. The kite was intense as hell, taking somewhere between five and ten minutes of disengaging through her while she used Deth Strike on my pets, then reviving them while she was stuck in Entrapment and sending pet once more. That wasn't the stressful bit, though.
|Kiting Deth'tilac, with friendly bystanders!|
My point is that there are good people out there as well as bad. People that will help you and cheer you on, or alert you to spawns, or avoid using their rares near the spawnpoints so they won't trigger fellow hunters' NPC Scans. These people will tell you about spawn timers, give you a heads' up if they've seen a lot of competition in a specific place, and most of them will happily exchange war stories while you wait. I've even heard about hunters basically standing in line, politely taking turns to attempt to tame a particular rare!
So if you're getting down, or you're afraid of going into this--remember, there are nice people out there too!