I've just started up a Demon Hunter, and upon entering the Tristram Cathedral, I noticed that I was having a very difficult time getting things to die. I realized that this was due to the fact that unlike other characters I've tried out so far, I've been hanging on to my rather pathetic starter weapon, having come across no bows/crossbows.
While I understand it is possible to use a Demon Hunter without equipping a bow, that is not really the case early in the game (most of my skills won't work without bows, and these are the skills that generate hatred). I am seriously considering buying a weapon, something I haven't had to do yet this early in the game.
So assuming I want the option of using skills that require bows - will I constantly find myself at a disadvantage when the difficulty ramps up until I manage to come across a suitably powerful bow, or does this problem become less prominent as the game progresses?