Originally Posted by Chillcoldcoolaid
It's pretty much clear that Riot isn't going to do anything about Kassadin on Dominion for at least several months, if ever. Whenever anyone sees Kassadin on the loading screen they fully expect an unfun guaranteed loss, but I think on that note we should start treating Kassadin the same way we treat revive on Dominion or flash on Summoners Rift. Having people who don't pick revive in Dominion puts your team at a significant disadvantage compared to the team with full revive, and in the same sense having nobody who picked Kassadin on your team puts you at a disadvantage compared to the team that does have him.
I believe that having at least one person each team picking Kassadin will ultimately spare many people the frustration of having to fight him without their own Kassadin to back them up.
I agree with you completely.
The shame of blind pick is that you don't know if the other team has picked a cheesecake or not.
I personally don't mind playing non-ops, but if I decide to play a balanced champion and the enemy team picks Kassadin/Khazix/Nidalee I'm just going to feel silly, and I don't like taking the risk.
But just so you are aware, once Kassadin gets nerfed, it's going to be the Nidalee/Khazix spam next. All we are really doing is going down to the next 'lesser evil' but a champion that overwhelms the rest of the roster is almost always going to exist.