Originally Posted by Yhufir
You're comparing apples to oranges (as I knew you would so I tried to make it clear). Among the ADCs you dont find that same problem. And it actually does mean a lot.
And, when you say "brings more," you must be talking about utility. Because Ashe doesnt out damage, out attack speed, or out poke any ADC. She brings more utility to a team, without a doubt.
Now dont get me wrong, I love Ashe. I've said it before and I'll keep on saying it; I think she's among the best, specifically for her utility. But I guess I can put it this way: (again, all else being equal) a 1v1 with Ashe is going to lose significantly more than win. And, according to LoLKing.net, Ashe's pick rate is below 10% and win rate hovers just below 50%. Whereas someone like Ezreal is picked above 50% and wins about 50%. The numbers are easy to interepret; Ashe can be good but she's not versatile.
My argument is, one of the reasons she's not as versatile is because she's so relatively underpowered and has (at least) 1 ability that's effectively useless throughout the majority of the game.
You are missing the point of the comparision of passives. Hecarum's passive is **** and yet he's one of the best jungles in the game right now.
As far as your statistics lets look at real ones instead of those off the top of your head...
Ashe--8.71% she is played, 50.35% of the time she wins.
Ezreal--44.64% he is played, 48.12% of the time he wins.
If you think you have to have an escape to be some kind of awesome let's look at another ADC...
Miss Fortune--30.52% of the time she is played, 55.66% of the time she wins.
Caitlyn--31.02% of the time she is played, 48.73% of the time she wins.
All taken from http://www.lolking.net/champions/
Just because you have a gap closer/escape doesn't make you an amazing ADC, and honestly right now Ezreal gets played a lot because people still think he's as amazing as before his nerfs. While he is good he is no longer the dominate lane bully that wins an insane amount, and actually Ashe currently has a better win rate than he does.
Also MF and Caitlyn one has that gap opener and yet the one without it wins far more than the one with it. Champs don't have to have get out of jail free cards to be amazing, and having steriods doesn't make them amazing either, just look at Tristana's 46.71% win rate.
Knowing how to play a champ, when to play the champ, and how to properly position is huge for any adc. If you know how to do it with Ashe people really can't get to you very effectively, and your ability to AoE snare teams and initiate from anywhere on the map, these things are huge and no other ADC even gets close to them.