Why is this being viewed as such a terrible idea? My best friend just started, he's all of level two, and if I dumped $5 bucks for five champs he'd be stoked at all the potential, and likely love the boosts. It would let him feel out some easy champs and the basics of most roles for what is essentially a dollar per champ.
I'm aware that there may not be some of the best (yi) champs in here. Will he know? Nope, he'll be excited, happy, and probably having -fun-. Remember that thing this game is about? Fun? Yeah. For five bucks I'll save him 2250 IP towards a new champ he does want, which is nice since he, like other people, can be pressed for time. The negativity from most in this thread is astonishingly high. This is a good, cheap way to make a friend who's new pretty happy. Yes it would have been nice if Riot made something for the rest of us, but all things considered, that doesn't make what they did put out bad at all.
I know I'm personally going to be picking one of these up after work today. It's a great idea, Riot, and I really believe that despite the downvotes it's just a vocal minority, keep up with the good ideas.
all im saying is that this is a good way to start on LoL. and then u can help teach them the rest. not only did u get them champs for starting to play, but it looks like u got urself a future partner...