Originally Posted by timbewol
There is no circumstance where I would ever want a spirit item. It's essentially the same cost as a Sunfire Cape or a Warmogs but isn't nearly as good a PvP item. I don't need mana regen and hp regen when monster do no damage to me after lvl 6.
Most of the jungle tanks in the game, actually.
Golem's Tenacity/Health/Armor solves Udyr's kiting problem in conjuction with Swiftness, for instance. Lets Sej/Naut pick up boots other than mercs (well, unless they're in dire need of MR, I guess).
plus, y'know, 25% boost to your AoEs-to-jungle-minions. That's a bit more useful than what Wriggles currently has on tap.
Lizard Elder, despite being horribly UP in comparison, is still fairly awesome on a fair number of champions (e.g. Hecarim - It procs on Q/W)
The only really valid argument is the one about cost, really. It's hard to justify 2000-odd gold when the jungle still has no money in it :\