Originally Posted by SavageWolves
And anyway, getting a game would take forever, cause no one would queue up as support.
Support players are generally the best players in the game as their role demands the most knowledge of League of Legends; map awareness, objective control, knowledge of counters, calling plays, following through on tank initiation, peeling for team carries and exploiting weaknesses in the opponent's team setup. All good supports will do these things. I have even seen some support players engage in psychological warfare with the enemy team to great effect.
The reason most people don't queue up as supports is because they are bad at doing all the above things. It's a lot of responsibility to handle. Additionally, the support is responsible for carrying the ranged AD through early game where his/her champion is extremely weak. There is no greater joy for a Caitlyn player than a Taric who stands like an immovable wall in front of her, zoning off the enemy laners while she farms away in safety. If you've never seen an Alistar land that perfect Flash -> Pulverize onto 4 members of the enemy team while Twitch gleefully ults them into oblivion I feel sorry for you. Supports generally make the plays in bot lane. How good the play is depends on the synergy between them and the AD carry.
Finally, don't ever think that people who play support do so because they can't play any other role. I'm reasonably good at every role. I'm a very good mid and an excellent jungler. But I will never call those roles. Why? Because I'm an exceptional support player and I know that in any solo queue game, I am likely the best at support among my teammates. I want to give my AD carry the best chance at carrying me in late game (where I am weakest).
If you don't want to listen to me, just take it from TSM. Reginald maintains that Xpecial nearly always crushes him mid in normals where they get paired on opposite teams. We're not bad at other roles. We just let you have the easier ones.
A great support player