So people can just pick direct counters and the team who picks first is screwed?
No, this game isn't paper rock scissors. There's no such thing as a hard counter, and soft counters can be dealt with by building properly and having the right runes and masteries (which draft mode would allow you to set up because you'd know your likely lane opponent). Bans are another way to deal with champions that are very effective against your team's strategy or that may just in general be very strong at the moment.
Not sure if trolling but I took the bait anyway. --- The general rule about people seems to be: "Attractive, Single, Mentally Stable," choose two.