Gotten back into this game in the past few weeks. Having a lot of fun with Paul and Bobo and some of my old friends.
I'm finding a few new favorite characters:
For whatever reason, I always thought Trist was a trash tier hero. I think this was because of all the Tristanas with the Facebook skin who were pretty much universally terrible (this was back when I started out). But if you have good positioning, you can REALLY fuck up some folks. Also, she has the best blink ability in the game. Refreshes cooldown upon kill? Massive range? No enemy target required? Fuck yeah! On top of that, a 90 percent attack speed steroid for 8 seconds? That's some sugoi shit right there. Second best tower killer in the game (sorry trist, but masta y has got you there).
The support hero that literally requires no items. Not even shoes. Best non-ult AOE knockup in the game, best counterinitiate in the game, and a global speed buff.
Nobody can trade damage with this guy. Not in the early game. His split pushing is amazing too- he can push down a lane, and be there for teamfights whenever you need. Fun stuff.