I think Warwick is getting a raw deal in this thread, and it comes down to team boosting vs kill stats.
I've been playing a lot of Warwick recently, because he wins games for the team.
Everyone wants to play the carry these days, so a lot of times I end up taking Cho to tank for the team, or Annie for magic damage/stun, but if we have those bases covered I'll generally take Warwick.
I cannot remember the last game I played where we did not have at least 2 or 3 carries on the team, and usually there is a pissfest over who gets to solo. If we have our other bases covered, I take warwick, and two people can solo, because I can exist purely off jungling into the mid game. I often do not kill a lane mob till level 6 or 7, and that is just mopping up after a gank.
Two carries with solo fed exp and coin = team win.
And while I'm usually a level or two below the solo laners, I keep up with the rest.
Benefits of Warwick:
Two carries solo = win.
I kill the dragon every time it's up, which helps the whole team and feeds those carries just that much more.
I provide stun to let those carries gank their lanes, which feeds them even further still.
I provide attack speed for turret drops and group fights.
I disable the enemy's main DPS in a group fight with my ult.
I can chase and snare the wounded for my team to finish them off.
I keep the enemy from getting jungle buffs, and generally leave wards in my wake all over their side of the map for intel.
These are not glamorous tasks, they do not make my stats all shiny and pretty with huge kill/death rates.
I suicide alot... but my team gets 3 kills or an ace because of it.
I may be a bit underleveled mid game, but we have an extra carry 3 levels above the enemy teams in trade.
I may "waste lot of time beating on the dragon", enjoy the gold and exp, you got it too.
Warwick wins games.
He just does not get credit for it, because everything he does makes the others on his team shine that much brighter, which is how he wins games...
I totally Agree, I use to play Kayle and Sion all the time, But ever since I've started playing Warwick, I've won every game but my first, granted i'd usually take a friend or 2 with me. But it Definitely helps having 2 soloers who are around lvl 7 by the time you reach 6, on top of that, I usually got enough gold. On top the fact that if your a good warwick, you can solo dragon for team around lvl 5ish. I've never tried 4, but i'd rather not haha. and killing the dragon at that level can make a difference over time.