While there are always some caveats on what RaidBots numbers are able to tell us (it's based off WorldofLogs; fight gimmicks/mechanics can skew results; how relative classes/specs perform can be based as much on what the best players are playing as they are on the strength of the class/spec itself), here is the gist of what the first batch of data says about where rogues stand in end-game PvE:
- Combat is *leading* all other specs at the moment on Stone Guard, thanks to the cleansing power of cleave.
- Assassination is leading all melee DPS on every fight but Elegon (which is arguably the worst fight in the tier to measure DPS by anyway due to the funky fight mechanics), and is generally within 5% of the top DPS spec overall for each fight.
- Subtlety is showing up at or near the bottom of the pack across most fights, though this may be because relatively few high-end rogues appear to be going with Sub in end-game raids.
This isn't meant to take away from perfectly reasonable discussions about how it feels to play a rogue, or the frustration that Assassination rogues in particular feel that they're spending so much time not pushing any buttons. But this *does* suggest that, as a class, rogues are alive, well and very healthy in the DPS department when it comes to raiding in the Mists.
You can peruse the charts yourself at http://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Spec_Score/25N/100/14/60/default/ (25-man) or http://raidbots.com/dpsbot/Spec_Score/10N/100/14/60/default/ (10-man).