Really though - how does Riot expect us to be able to keep up when theres a new champ every 2 weeks that costs 6,000 ip, and rune pages that costs 6,000 ip as well, and even freaking runes and quintessences that are overpriced?
This really says to the new players that they are screwed, and will never be able to compete with older players unless they spend money on the game.
There is no way you will ever be able to satisfy your needs of having a full rune page of every role (support, ad, ap, solo top, jungle), and a decent amount of champions, and decent amount of runes with the low income of ip per game. UNLESS you play the game 24/7 all day every day, and even then, it'd still take a **** ton of weeks to accomplish those small goals.
Not to even fricken mention how people want to make specific rune pages, with specific overpriced runes for specific champions, which leads them to need more overpriced rune pages.
Riot, you realize sometimes we normal players like to buy a champion on release right? We want to be able to get in on the hype too - but how the hell are we going to do that when the ip currency in this game is like the economy of our world right now; minimal and not enough to go around?