Just saw this now, Kyz.
I currently have a 2134 pure HV Gambler, although lv190 (as of this writing). I would say this build helps with melee, although without decent equips, DX and AC will suck. And of course, the recoil damage from Full House will probably hurt a bit more then, say a 1144. I kinda want to think of this build as 'for those who want to somewhat hit like a melee for grinding, but still want some LK and WT'. Of course, that's just my opinion and may differ from anyone else's. I should also note that this particular coon is my first (the second one I'm playing as is 3124 pure HP hybrid).
And as far as skills go, I honestly think that's what I followed with the exception of getting Power Charging after mastering Full House. I can agree with getting Power Charging after mastering Lady Luck, maybe unless you're playing a coon that is pure HP and/or has hax HP equips.
That's my wisdom from a PvM Coon with a build that I don't see very often, much less being pure HV anymore.
TL;DR: Nice starting guide so far.
EDIT: I'mma go ahead and update this comment since Kyz is kind enough to link this out.
Starting from lv210, I started putting HP into I3reakd0wn and upon upgrading my equips to Roan 210 equips, I comped mainly HP/HV and tried to reduce my AP and increase my HP. I also rely on three weapons: an HV comped weapon (my main one), a elemental comped weapon with HV (balance), and a elemental comped weapon with just Power stats (melee).
The results? Farts are stronger, FH still hurts (5k-6k per recoil tho, ouch), OP mostly OH-KOs and Breaky is still sexy
. 8D By this point, you should be MORE then a match for the likes of Blood, Tenter and even Odinea. Then again, I also use a MS WT pouch and tempered the hell out of it for decent HV and WT. But even without something like that, you should still be able to tackle the bosses I mentioned.