I tried to give the game a chance, I really did, must have downloaded it like 6 times.
But I simply cant get past how ridiculously clunky the gameplay is when compared to any other MOBA out there.
The interface is just horrible, if you misclick on a place you might end up opening a giant tab that can only be closed by manually clicking on a tiny X, so if it happens while you're in battle, you're screwed.
Inexplicably being unable to buy some items despite having the cash for it and the ingredients from secret shop.
And the balance, dear lord, the balance...
This is where the game simply gets me..., balance is non existing, there are some crazy OP characters while others are terrible, this isn't just a case of "noobstompers" characters, it's downright horrible balance decisions.
Take Pudge, for example, his hook range is just ridiculous, he can hook you from literally twice your FOV, so unless you have wards placed every-fucking-where, you can't really do anything about him. Not only that, but once he hooks you, he alone kills you in less than 5 seconds unless you're a super tanky character.
Now, LoL has a similar character called Blitzcrank, the difference being: Blitz is actually balanced, his Hook range is much shorter and if he grabs you on his own (with no teammates to help him), you'll most likely survive the encounter, because the devs figured that if he is a character with so much utility, he should not be able to deal crazy amounts of damage by default.
Then you got others, like the drow ranger, who despite being an ADC, can 1vs5 the enemy team if she has 4 kills or so. Or Doombringer, his ultimate is like a 15 seconds silence which also makes you lose like 70% of your health, so again, unless you're a huge tank, or you are 2 steps away from fountain, you're going to die, fast, with no way of countering this.
LoL also has its amount of noobstompers characters, but they are much more balanced than the ones in DOTA.
DOTA simply seems to be a "powerfest", where character designers just make a bet on who can create the most broken character in the game, no one will care about balance, because the first person to complain about it will be dismissed as "total noob who cant play dota".
And to this day, I have not found a single person who liked DOTA2 after playing LoL, HoN or even Smite, for exactly the same reason, nobody thinks that the game is balanced after playing those.
DOTA players claim that DOTA is far more balanced and has a higher skillcap because skills and it's effects hit way harder than in other mobas, but this is total BS, it aint higher skill cap, it's just a game that severely punishes mistakes you make during defense while patting your back for those made during attacking.