I'm trying a build out at the moment which is Bard 16/Fig 2/Rog 2.
So far I'm level 8 and I'm Bard 5/Fig 2/Rog 1.
I need Bard level 7 (i.e. cLevel 10) to get Haste and Displacement, and if I wait til Bard 8 I will also get Good Hope and a better Inspire Courage.
My options seem to be Rogue 2 at 9, 11 or 13, but I don't really like any of those options. 9 is tempting, but means no haste til level 11. 11 means that I have to wait til 12 for good hope - that's probably doable. Level 13 is just way too late (in my mind) to wait for evasion.
Is there any real disadvantage to taking a rogue level at an even* number?
EDIT: Meant EVEN level, not odd.