The issue of mana-using melee and non-mana melee kind of grinds my gears as of late. While i do understand that in some cases it is actually acceptable (for example, both Gangplank and Udyr), in other cases, such as Poppy, Pantheon, Jax and Olaf, it totally is not.
Even looking at the magic-ness of their abilities, i'd say both Katarina and Garen have way more magical abilities than Jax or Pantheon. And yet, they don't even use health to fuel their shunpos, courages and spins. Removing the mana bar from say, Poppy, would greatly help her lane in the early game and to certain extent maybe in later too.
As it is now, it's nowhere near fair in my opinion. One side, there are the two champions who don't use mana or anything, and only care about cooldowns, then, you see the health using bunch such as Mundo, Morde and Tryn, and then there's the pariah mana using melee, which is especially unfair in case of melees who have no support abilities at all.
I spent a while wondering why is this so, and i cannot find an answer.