rogues are not bad, they are just boring :/
even smoke bomb and groupstealth is totally boring in itself.. yeah it has some uses, but those are very limited and in most cases you need a group for it to work very well, i'm not even going to start with how badly situational they are~~
cools skills that we have (imo): -shadowstep, liked it since its been first implemented. sadly its still not baseline, but at least every spec can now get it if they so choose.
-cloak of shadows - just because its so extremely versatile and it can even get more versatile when glyphed/specced into
-vanish : also loved this spell since i first got it, most ninjalike-feel you'll ever get
thats about it, our damagedealing-skills are across the board totally boring and the whole cp-> finisher system has gotten more uninteresting throughout the years.
i remember in vanilla when there were some different opening-rotations with energy available taken into consideration - today its just a huge clusterfuck of rng energyproccs, cp-proccs and haste-reliant energyregen... wheres the consistency of the good old days? i really liked that you could memorize a certain "death"-combo and roll with it. today its just... blergh spam spam spam spam - with very low damage numbers too.. (i know we were a bit op with the stunlockopening, but it got nerfed very reasonably through vanilla and it still remained fun overall)
its just sad how things have developed