Thoughts on rogue utility vs. resource cost.
Rogues have a vast arsenal of tools to use yet almost all of them have anywhere from a small resource to a very large dps crippling resource.
A great example in comparison would be a warrior since they're both melee classes yet warriors are one of the top pvp classes and just dominate with having amazing damage as well as a crazy amount of utility yet rogues have been struggling all expansion long.
Lets look at storm bolt or shock wave compared to kidney shot.
Both storm bolt and shock wave are free with 0 resource cost. Storm bolt is a 30 second CD and shock wave is 40 but pretty easily gotten down to 20. Both attacks are instant and can be used the moment their off CD with no need to build anything or have enough rage to use. Both attacks do damage as well. Hell, storm bolt hits pretty darn hard if the target is fully DRed vs. stuns. Both attacks have a range component to them with storm bolt being up to 30 yards and shock wave hitting up to 8 yards away. Shockwave also has an aoe factor that can potentially stun an entire pvp team at once. And once again just to reiterate: neither of these amazing abilities have any resource cost at all and are completely free and just have a CD attached to them.
Compared to kidney shot which has a 20 second CD so is much shorter which is a plus. But, since cheap shot is also a stun rogues tend to DR themselves pretty easily making that stun CD potentially longer. Kidney shot does no damage what so ever either. If used on a stun DRed or immune target all resources are lost and the CD is reset losing the ability as well as potential damage. Also, not only does KS take 25 energy to use (compared to 0 rage for a warrior) it also takes up to 5 CP to use (once again compared to 0 rage for a warrior).
Just tossing it in here as well are feral druids. Feral druids have main which is almost identical to kidney shot but it also has the added bonus of doing damage as well and only a 10 second CD being half the CD. Also, every time a feral druid does a finisher they have a chance per CP (usually use a 5 point finisher for 100% chance) to get a free healing touch which would be like every time a rogue kidney shotted someone not only did it stun them but also eviscerated and procced a better version of recuperate.
Hell even look at hamstring vs. shiv two abilities which I consider to be very similar in use especially since a lot of rogues run paralytic poison and the shiv effect is a root similar to hamstring's snare. Hamstring/piercing howl is the only utility ability that a warrior has yet it only costs 10 rage vs. a rogues 20 energy.
I find one of the biggest drawbacks to playing a rogue in pvp is that either you do damage or you do utility. A 5 point recoup + a 5 point kidney shot is 10 CP worth of utility with 0 damage done completely nerfing yourself. Compared to a warrior who can keep up 100% damage while doing all their utility and a warrior can peel just as effectively as a rogue if not more effectively since honestly a warrior speced into double time, storm bolt and shock wave has more ways to peel than a rogue does.
I really don't see the point in having to choose between either dps or utility when no other class has to make this choice. Hell it's not like rogues even do that good of damage in pvp either. Warriors and DKs easily out dps a rogue even with a rogue going full retard and doing zero utility just full dps. Enhance shaman blow the poop out of rogues when it comes to burst. It's just so annoying knowing that every other class out there gets to use all their utility free of cost yet I have to choose between dps or control.
I'm sure people are going to chime in saying that if rogue utility resources were lowered or even removed that they'd be over powered and what not but I just wanna say once again to quell any sort of non-sense that even without utility rogues damage is lower than most classes out there and those classes that have better damage than rogues can use all their utility abilities free or very low cost while doing more damage so really what's the argument that rogues shouldn't be able to do the same?
Oh and all CC should share DR with it self. It's annoying as piss to get a 7 second fear into a 7 second poly followed up by a 7 second root. Fair and balanced fox news status.