I find having practice gone is working well... Since people know practice is disabled I can play against people in my ELO with new champions and actually test them out and most people won't QQ about me dying a few times early on, I tried Zil, Kassadin, and Nid all yesterday. The only game anyone did any QQing is when I was Zil because... well... I'll admit I was the worst Zil ever... Overall it was like the worst game ever... It was a 4 man premade and me, and they had no idea what they were doing, we were all trying new champions, and we got boot stomped, surrendered at 25. Practice is just a joke though, it's either too much of a challenge, or not enough. The one and only practice I played against people (I usually do a game to 11 or so with new champs against all bots to try them out) the enemy team's Kayle was a lvl 2 player... We thrashed them so hard it was ridiculous, and I didn't even have to try, especially since I was playing my main.