I both Love and Hate Bot Lane
Bot lane is a really fun and interesting lane. But no lane makes me want to rip my hair out as much as bot lane. The combinations possible make it a dynamic lane and the effect an AD carry can have on the game is massive with their powerful scaling. Sometimes however when you and your partner do not understand each other, you might as well be playing with a bot. I will go over why I love this lane, but also why I wish I could actually play a solo lane.
Why Bot Lane at all?
My general feeling at champion select is to let people get what they call. If someone wants mid/top/jungle, they can have it. I really do not care, I assume they at least know sort of what they are doing. And even if they do not, I can focus on bot lane. Lots of potential kills bot lane, dragon, jungle to take with two people. Destroying bot lane makes most carries people pick borderline worthless. If I am playing a top champion, all I have to do is build tanky and line back for the rest of my team. There is not expectation for me to be the "Big DEEPS". Carries though, are expected to deal damage. If I shut down the enemy AD, my team can engage on the enemy tank for all I care. As long as I kill faster than the enemy AD does, who I target is not that important as long as I stay alive. This can be accomplished as support or AD. Either one can help win lanes and I have single handedly won lanes before as support and my AD just cleaned up.
So I like bottom lane in general, but I prefer to play AD. If only because I am never satisfied watching someone play AD with me. Only real reason I play other lanes sometimes is just to break up playing support. I can play AD most of the day no problem. So I started playing bot lane mostly because the solo lanes were always called (and I do not like jungling), then it led to me being a bot lane guy. Hard to call yourself a top or mid laner if you never get to play it!
Why I like Bot Lane
More champions makes the strategy of the lane more interesting
When you add more champions into a lane, it changes the dynamics of the lane by a lot. Ashe/Taric is a very different lane from Miss Fortune/ Taric. MF has much more offensive burst, but Ashe has more CC. This synergy makes things so much more interesting than a 1v1 lane. I love analyzing these match-ups so much more than solo lane match-ups.
Apart from certain common lanes, bot lanes are very dynamic. I might play against Ezreal all day, but if my support changes every time and his does too, it might as well be an entirely new match-up. The combinations are vast even with the relatively small number of each role (compared to other roles). As a result, I have to figure out how the lane will play out before I even play it.
Has large kill potential and important map control
When you kill top lane, you get only 1 kill and maybe a tower. If you kill bot lane, you can get 2 kills, a dragon and maybe a tower. Do not forget this is the land of the high scaling AD carries either. A fed AD carry is very tough to get around if the team actually protects them. So when I play bot lane, I know what I can get in this lane. Mid lane is about winning and then controlling the map with a high burst solo running amok. Top lane is about dominating your lane opponent and then roaming to mid or to enemy jungle. Bot lane is an odd lane that changes around a lot (see point #1) and I love playing it.
Teamwork is fun!
Few things are as fun and enjoyable as playing extremely well with other players. Perfectly timed chain ults, reading each others mind when you turn around after running. It is such a great feeling to be in flow with another person.
Why I Hate Bot Lane
Playing with another person you do not know
Great teamwork makes you feel great, but I hate nothing more than when you cannot understand each other. You go aggressive and your partner runs off leaving you to die. Those bad reads (or just straight bad play) from your teammate leads to endless frustration and massive losses. Nothing makes me more annoyed than playing really well, only to be undone by my own teammate. Not another lane feeding, but my own lane mate giving not only his own life, but likely giving up mine as well to the enemy.
People do not play bot lane, they play roles
You will see a lot of players who play a role in a lane, not the lane. Bot lane is not a solo lane, it is a lane of teamwork and a hell of a lot of people do not understand that. Do not pick an all-in AD when I play Soraka. We need synergy with what I want to do and what you want to do. Compromise on our mutual game plans. This is why I dislike playing with AD carry players (and to a less extent, support players), they do not understand such a simple concept. Bot lane players do. And finally people do not play support nearly enough to be decent at it. When you have two equal AD's, the winner will be decided by who has the better support.
I love playing AD carry and I like playing support (ok, not all the time.) But I have some real frustrations when I play bot lane that I cannot shake. I need to find and marry me an AD/Support player!