Originally Posted by Qualm
That's because you play at really low elo/in normal games.
They were normal games, but my normal Elo's pretty decent and I doubt the people I play with in 1400 ranked (hardly "really low elo") would typically check either.
I found that people at that Elo tend to not go for the early dragon because they assume that their opponents will check, but never actually bother to check the dragon themselves...
Also, I've gotten a game-changing baron steal with ashe arrow splash damage; probably the most satisfying moment in all my time playing LoL.