Dock and YC mate has one of this.....Frankly, they are VERY happy with there boat. Sails reasonably well, plenty of room etc.
Now a Hunter is not my 1st choice of boats..........but, it is not the boat brand of rumours etc that put it at the bottom of the pile. More the what type/style of boat I personally like......I prefer boats in the race/cruise category vs cruise category. A bit on the slow side, and I also like to race, not that one could not race a Hunter and be successful.
I also know of three others with Hunters from that era, ALL love their Hunters! If it will suit your needs, go for it. I also recall finding a "hunter owners" site/forum one time online also.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!