I have a friend that normally plays as Taric. He does alright in most games as tank/support, but he has a general problem with his item build. He doesn't buy boots until about 30 minutes in. In reality, I don't think I've ever seen him get boots in a game unless someone has complained about him having it that game.
The whole idea of this thread, is for someone to properly explain to him why he should have boots by the time the laning phase ends, and for me to show him this thread, and hopefully I can continue playing with my friend.
Also if my friend or any of my friends see this thread, no hard feelings at all. If you want to keep playing stupidly thats fine, but I'm just trying to see if I can convince you.
Hell, who knows I might be wrong, and ignoring boots on Taric is pro status.