Alright, so I've sorta been off and on DDO for over several years, so I'm simultaneously behind the times and unknowing of the times. I've (recently) come back again to play with some friends of mine, and rogue is still my favorite class, so I rolled up a halfling dex rogue (intending to go pure assassin). And, while I love dexterity in all its forms (my second favorite stat after intelligence), and very strongly cling to the concept of the sneaky, dextrous backstabber... How much of a difference DOES focusing on strength give?
My best guess is the difference comes from Khopesh's higher crit mod, as there are now at least a few weapons that deal damage based off of dexterity rather than strength now (Epic Midnight's Greeting and Treason, I believe?), besides which I doubt the extra damage of strength really makes a difference compared to the 17d6+stuff sneak attack.
But of course I might be mistaken, so feel free to enlighten me if I am.