I think Evolve's great! It's a fun team game as the hunters and it can be extremely tense and heart pounding playing as the monster. For me, it really reminds me of playing AvP at LAN parties when I was first getting into PC games. It feels like a MOBA in some ways in that there's plenty to learn about each class, each hunter, and each monster. Evolve will be an amazing game for LAN parties if you can assemble 4 or 5 people who own the game. It's actually perfect for the way the Giant Bomb guys play games and as much as they are known to enjoy FPS games, I haven't really figured out why they aren't playing it. I'd really like to see a quick look or Unprofessional Friday where the whole crew is in a game together taking on random player monsters (maybe get Vinny on the monster!), I'd be interested to see if they actually try to coordinate what they're doing as hunters because that's when the game gets really good.
So many people are bent about the price and DLC scheme, but personally I think there is plenty of content in the base game and everything you buy will be balanced with the base game anyway. I understand the disgust at the $20+ prices for the DLC, but I did the deluxe edition where you get the next pack of hunters and the Behemoth monster, I paid 80 bucks and I don't really plan on buying more DLC and just using what I got. I'm not really all that worried about someone buying a DLC monster or something and being any better off than I am. The character pick at the beginning of each match is a strategy all its own. For example, it helps to have tier 3 hunters unlocked, but I've found that tier 1 hunters can actually be the best pick for certain monsters or game modes.