I've actually never been on the forums before, and I normally understand that "afks happen." I'm not proud, but my power went out once, and i left. One time, my laptop just died. Permanently. However, these are rare occurrences (2/800 games or so.) I take the COMMITMENT of joining queue seriously. You're committing to a team, and to playing AS LONG as it takes. Remember, 4 other people are committing their time. So, if you afk at the start, you're wasting AT LEAST an hour and a half of OTHER people's time.
This said, I still understand that sometimes it happens. HOWEVER
In the last few days, afkers in ranked have become MORE COMMON than full teams. I played 8 games last night. Out of them, 6 of them had an afker. I had an afker on my team FOUR GAMES IN A ROW. There is nothing ok with this. And so what if I won the 2 games with no afkers, and the 2 games where the opponents had one? Honestly? This kills the legitimacy of ranked and turns it into "league of lottery" By this I mean "did you roll the team with no afker." You can all tell stories about that ONE time you won a 4v5 from the start (ive actually done it twice) But the truth is -- it's near impossible. It's essentially a guaranteed loss. This needs to be fixed.
I contaced riot with in depth screenshots of 6/8 games having afkers. They responded with a copy-pasted boilerplate "we will look into THIS player's actions" AKA they did nothing. But something DOES need to be done -- and until it is done, I vow to NOT buy any more RP -- the only way I have of showing my displeasure.