For someone that seems to hate League of Legends that much, you sure follow up on the Red Posts quite closely, also Dota2 has quite a lot of mechanics that are complex for the sake of being complex.
@ Ayumi: You can go ahead and try the game, don't be discouraged by RoflKnife's posts, also the Spider Queen champion is quite fun, I've tried her on the PBE, she will cost 6300 IP when she comes out for purchase (about 60ish games worth of playing or something) but she will most likely be available for free use a week or 2 after her release for one whole week.
EDIT: To add on top of that 3900 RP isn't 40$, it's something near 27$, also, within the first few levels you get a LOT of IP so if you're determined to get x or y champ (for example the Spider Queen) you can get it easily, besides, it doesn't take a billion years to get all good champs and runes, I've been playing for less than 2 years and I've got every single champion in the game so far, 18 Rune Pages, every single necessary rune for every single position on a team, and I've only spent around 50 or so dollars or something close to that, so yeah, It's also very misleading that it also says that for $00 in Dota you get access to every single hero in the game currently and in the future because you need at least WC3 to be able to play THAT Dota.
On the other hand, yes League of Legends does make it kind of time consuming to get characters and runes and get to level 30 but that's its particular system, you're not required to spend any money at all throughout this process and you could use this time that you're getting to level 30 as a way to decide if you want to put money in this game or not (which doesn't grant you any competitive advantage at all), if you hadn't already decided within your first few games if you want to keep playing or not.
TL;DR: Give League a try if you want, if you like it, you can keep enjoying it for free, if you don't then simply uninstall it, the game doesn't take very long to download anyway, if you want to go for Dota2 go for it then, but you'll need a friend with a steam account to let you try it or shed out 40 bucks.
P.S.: I've played both Dota2 and League of Legends and I love both games but they both definitely have their own good and bad features and none of them is superior to the other, in the end they are very different games.
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Last edited by Alekko; 10-21-2012 at 03:00 PM.