Originally Posted by AmyOverlord
So, you're saying that +50 movement speed is not worth it if you're trying to chase someone when they're running to a turret?
No, that isn't what they are saying. You aren't paying attention.
What they are saying...
1) Different starting items for different champs. Not all champs are intended to be champ-killers. Some are support, some are lane pushers. To play the champ proficiently, getting the right gear at the right time is very important. Not all champs need +50 speed at the start.
2) At level 1, dmg output is small. Granted, so is the enemy's hp level. However, if said champ is slower, but has a high amt of mana+ escape (flash, ghost, exhaust, etc... like 99% of all players out there), then that champ will most likely win the bout if all he's up against is someone who is "faster" but doesn't have the mana efficiency or punch to finish the job.
You are wanting to apply a cookie-cutter mold to every champ in all situations, and it simply does not work. Boots may work in SOME scenarios (chosen champ + particular lane partner + enemy champ(s)), but it isn't an effective strategy for all.
For champs that pack a lot of punch who are killers, perhaps. Not for all though.