>_> I only had to kite trynd. but each player has is own preferences. I may have a lot of deaths but I usually will defend a point to the death. It's just how I play. I rather taunt under my tower let my tower do the heavy lifting and take no damage unless I have to. the problem with thornmail is it only basically negates their lifesteal it doesn't actually do any damage if they have any.
Like I said I understand why people use it but I rather not get on shotted by ap nukes. it's just how I role. and like I said bonus cc is bonus cc.
edit: I also average more kills that you got too since i don't die when defending but instead kill the enemy.