You really don't want to buy champions early on, as there is nothing more painful than realizing than champs come free every week, but runes do not, and they're pretty much mandatory. Thankfully I read posts about it in this board before that happened, so I was saved from that situation (still bought Nasus and Fiddle, so -2700 was gone). Also, bless the holiday runes. --- Bristleback! Boo no BB this round! Fail valve releasing poopdusa over the indefatigueable bristleback surely hes next up - Hail_Berserk
So costing about as much as a 6300 champion is a problem? You'll use your runes for a long time and many different champions, they're a worthwhile investment.
Not so much a problem as a target. People keep saying, "save save save", but honestly that doesn't give all too clear an idea of how much I actually should be saving. --- http://i39.tinypic.com/xnar69.gif
Dude just play with level 1 runes. It will make you a better player by not playing with an advantage over people... I bought like 1 rune like every 5 matches and slowly built my pages. --- Intel Core2 Quad @ 2.33Ghz, 4GB DDR2, GeForce GT120