Originally Posted by sdjaks
This. I have no idea why people complain about the mana regen on it, it's a minimal investment (180g for the faerie charm omfg) for a whopping 10% extra damage to monsters.
I think the big complaint is being forced to itemize stats you don't need/want. And most junglers really don't need the mana or hp regen after their first clear, so you are spending 500 some gold for stats that still won't assist on a gank. Sure the extra monster damage is nice but again, it is not needed, especially for gank heavy junglers. I think the complaint is more how it feels like you are forced into taking machete, and not that the machete items are bad.
Edit: And to the guy above me, that's the problem. Junglers are forced to take certain items that some of them don't want and make it feel stale and boring. There are all the options in items other people get but the jungle sits there with the same build every time. Just because it was a problem before doesn't mean we can't still complain about it now.