When it comes to the art of killing, no class bests the Rogue. Warriors put up a close fight, but they are brawlers, masters of weaponry and combat, who tear through enemies with nothing but sheer, brute force. Rogues... Rogues wait, patiently, not just for a target, but the ideal target, the game-changing target. Rogues can pick a fight nobody else can. One in the back, unseen, unnoticed. A fight that not even your teammates will know occurred. The only souls who knew, were you and the now lifeless corpse at your feet. Rogue's may not be the best when it comes to straight combat, but our ruthlessness, cunning, smarts, patience, and knowledge of the art of simply killing, puts us at the top of food chain.
Rogues have a history of instilling a fear, the likes of which that have never been matched by any other class. Throughout the expansions, when the broken, overpowered class came barreling towards you, you knew you were dead, you saw it coming a mile away. All you said was "damn..." However, since the very release of this game, you never saw a Rogue coming for you. There you were, happily grinding the Dark Cultists in Silithus, then your health bar started to drop, and there he was, stabbing you over and over in the back, and you couldn't even move. You never foresaw your death. All it takes is one of these occurrences, and you will always feel the fear of not knowing whether or not you were being stalked by the Rogue. No class has ever matched that unknowing fear of the shadows.
We don't need the holy light, we don't require beasts at our disposal, and we certainly don't need shiny magic effects on our screen. All we need is a dagger and an exposed back. When you kill, and you do it right, your enemy will just sit back in their chair and whisper "***ing Rogue..." There is no greater satisfaction that preying and killing on the unsuspecting, and you shouldn't need a magnificent display of lights and colors to feel it.
Your green meteor may as well be my grin, your spirit beast is the beast within me lurking in the shadows, your deathly ghouls are my blades that have more blood on them than your body has flowing through your veins. Rogues, we don't need any eye-catching abilities and effects. Play to kill, and that will be enough.