HCs will always be meta based on their functionality
Doubtful, they are already nerfing every most used hand cannons, I'm hoping something similar to the multi tool or uriels gift era comes back, there was a ridiculous amount of variety of guns then.
By “variety” you mean everyone using the same 2 weapons? Didn’t seem like there was much variety back then. Variety isn’t a thing in PvP. A meta always forms and most players will use that meta set up. It’s been like that for almost all of Destiny lifetime, except for Vanilla D1 and even then there was still a meta but they were exotic based meta and exotics weren’t as easy to get back then.
Vanilla D1 meta was auto rifles