Originally Posted by Fûß
boots 350 gold
hog/philly 1625 gold
theres a difference where you must build boots on everyone but only junglers/supports NEED to build philly/hog ALL the time
I'm highlighting the fact that there is an optimal choice, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Yes, gold gain items are good on support and most junglers, and many top laners. Is this a problem? No. It's also not universal, btw. There are junglers who don't build Philo and HoG, though they are few and far between.
Anyway, there being an optimal choice is not, in and of itself, a problem. The optimal choice for most AD Carries is boots/3 into a couple of D-blades. Is this a problem? Should D-blades get removed? No. It's just been found, through repeated experimentation, that's the optimal way to do it in most situations.
Most (once again, MOST, not all) AP mids do the same thing with D-rings. Is that a problem? No.