As a ranger I thank you. Pretty great change. Will the fights intended to be punitive be mentioned or is it up to us to find out? I can kinda guess some considering the Fer`din fight, but just curious.
Pets are still totally squishy. I wish the tome that added AC to pets would go higher than 25%. I would do four ranks, all the way to 100%. Pets do not scale with the player in terms of tank ability minus a few extra HP with companion health which really doesn't help much at all.
Or just combining pet strength and health into 1 focus. Ranger class tome to add 1000/2000/3000/4000 hp with 2/4/6/8% spell mitigation. Add a “Companion Bound Health” from Logistician in Refugee/Murk that adds 25% of your hp to your pet. There are so many fixes for pets that could be done to help with survivability/play style.