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True - it's generally "I Attack"...but, I'd pull a page out of Exalted and give bonuses to a well described attack (sort of like the Stunting example or the 3e comment by Bankeui) versus the generic "I attack". True, Exalted tends to value over the top examples, but, having more exposition about the attack would benefit your attack rolls.
PHB, page 96: At 3rd level, you choose an archetype that you emulate in the exercise of your rogue abilities: Thief, Assassin, or Arcane Trickster, all detailed at the end of the class description. Your archetype choice grants you features at 3rd level and then again at 9th, 13th, and 17th level. So the archetype is itself a class feature of the Rogue, ...
Mechanically, you aren't built to be a defender, no (and a tank, as has been pointed out before, probably isn't something any member of the team should be trying to be), but that isn't all there is to forming an effective party. You mention in your question that the other members of your party want you to be a tank, and that you don't want to, and that ...
Even though you can have a super high AC through Dex and the right armor and magic, the lack of HP makes it difficult to say the least to take the punishment that the average tank is expected to withstand. Rogues are best suited as skirmishers, getting in, dealing a lot of damage, and getting out. Monks would fall into this role very easily as well.
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