If there is a chance that I will be moving into 25-man content, I suppose that I should try and maximize the utility of my class. Since the main role of a rogue is sustained DPS, I should try and go into the raid with as much damage potential as possible.
The theorycrafters say that swords are superior to daggers at the moment. I don’t see it personally. I have out-dpsed the sword rogue in my guild on every Kara run. Technique still outweighs gear and, in many cases, spec. I don’t claim to be great, but I am very used to daggers and the attack rotations come naturally. Still, it makes sense to try a sword spec, just to see if there is an immediate difference.
Problem – I have the worst luck with weapon drops. In all the BM runs I did to help guildies get Kara-attuned, I never saw Latro’s Shifting Sword. In the dozens of Mechanar runs I have done I have never gotten the Edge of the Cosmos. I have the Sun Eater, for what its worth, but nothing useful for a dps class. Now I’ve been through Magisters’ Terrace a couple of times, with no Latro’s Dancing Blade drop for me there.
To switch to swords I am faced with buying pricey weapons at the AH. There are not many instance runs in my guild anymore, and I don’t expect my luck with drops to change anyway. I could do some PvP… nah.
So for now I am stuck with daggers. I spent my Badges of Justice on a new dagger, so that’s even more reason to stick with this spec. Although, I think I have the Reflex Blades sitting in my bank somewhere. Maybe I can spec for fist weapons…