Rogues are very gear dependent; I don't know what these people are smoking.
When the second post of this thread said Rogues I started laughing so hard. We do scale very, very well with gear but the first few months of MoP were insanely rough for me. I was doing less damage than tanks, and now I'm generally top DPS in every raid because I finally got caught up in gear.
I don't know what you guys are talking about, DKs scale terribly. They do very well and top charts at the beginning of every expansion (especially frost) and then they poop out to the bottom every time.
Originally Posted by Zypherz
DKs do insane dps without much gear, whenever everyone is BiS their DPS isn't anything special. Until then though, it's nuts.
Rogues are very gear dependent if not purely because of Haste. At low gear levels, Rogues suffer terribly because they just don't have the amount of energy they need to do their full rotation properly.
The problem is so severe, that Blizzard (Ghostcrawler, I believe) has stated before that they may need to fix how Rogue & Haste values work, or every expansion buff Rogues an amount at the start, and nerf later on when Gear levels the playing field.