Originally Posted by Malah
Excuse me, we have balance issues because SR has an entire lane that's completely broken. Our OP champions are the same toxic ones from SR: all the top laners. And, just for variety, we toss in stuff like Lulu and Janna because when you have actual combat (unlike SR), combat supports are rather effective.
Now, unlike SR, we don't have stuff like farmed as hell bot/mid laners stomping an entire team to worry about because we have assassins jumping on their ass from two minutes in the game. I'd consider that a hell of a lot more balanced than having three characters with gold meeting up at 15/30 minutes in to fight over dragon and baron/base towers while your support is pretty much a walking ward and aura dispenser and the jungler is equally starved unless they got a ton of ganks off.
I'm not sure if I read your first statement right.. are you saying that SR top laners are overpowered? If that's the case I'm going to have to disagree. Top lane tends to be the lane that sees the fewest bans. Granted, Shen and Malphite are extremely good in top lane and very ban worthy but more often than not you see bans going out on supports, junglers, and midlaners. Morgana, Evelynn, TF, Alistar, Blitzcrank and Ezreal are seeing a huge amount of bans right now and none of them are even moderately viable for top.
I think you're also forgetting many how many of the popular supports right now have active roles. Blitzcrank, Sona and Taric all provide active roles to their teams. Blitzcrank hooks can turn games, Sona's ult is HUGE, not to mention her early game burst and Taric's stun/ult/shatter combo makes him excellent at grabbing kills early/mid game.
Edit: sorry about the double post!