Well, i dun really side which DOTA is better. But HoN can deny creep and there are runes and i like that aspect of challenge.
And HoN still carry the same DOTA format, whereby there is early/mid/late game hero and their role definitely carry on until it reach certain aspect of the game. In LoL, if mid hero reach lvl6, they can't do jackshit on either top or btm lane, there is no such thing as early hero in LoL. It gear more toward teamwork game, and fuck me how bad teamwork is in LOL PUG game.
At least in HoN, if you are pro enough, you can pretty much roll the game toward your favour. Just like the good old DOTA, where the pro determine the game. In LoL, good teamwork win the game.
@St Mango: If you consider HoN the same casual game as LoL or DoTA, then there is no reason to check it out really...it is just the clone of DOTA with slightly different hero. It is just the way you play LoL and HoN/DoTA set apart the way you play the game.
For me, there is more adrenaline rush when playing HoN/Dota compared to LoL