Anyone want to know what its like to play rogue in its purest form should go check out "Dahis - Transformation" on Todou.com (Its in Japanese, but has the music).
Notice the skill, the elegance, the 5/8 kite, the burst, the power that the rogue once had. Those days playing rogue was a thing of beauty.
I can't explain how p*ssed I become when watching this video. Some of the funnest times in a game was playing my rogue in those days. The class was perfect back then. Other classes could QQ all they want but they had ways to counter, they had ways to overcome. Then Blizzard copped out, and killed the rogue class. I'm not sure who the actual person is that decided on this whole.. lets make rogues into leather warriors. But they decided to make the rogue playstyle basically get in front of a guy throw up some evasion cooldowns and make all the abilities hit less hard but not need positioning any more because all the bad mages couldn't blink fast enough. It was all our fault. I don't care if I get flamed and I hope some Blizz rogue devs are reading so I can give you a big F*CK YOU.
So think about the dwindling rogue numbers, the changes that Blizzard doesn't make to the rogue class because they don't know what to do, the competitive passionate players that have abandoned the rogue class for warriors (Like Dahis above, who then quit). I talked to 10 high level rogues on my server the other week and asked if they would recommend a rogue to level. Unequivocally all said "no".
Maybe a bit dramatic but I miss the fun I had in those days. And find it insulting that Blizzard decided to "kill" one class to appease all of the others.