Hmm, never really played HoN beyond the Beta so I wouldn't know but during the Beta, there were certain heroes that were just.... Always picked and always winning the matches that it was just silly. I also find LoL's matchmaking system to be a little faster then HoN. I might need to try HoN to get whats beyond the beta.
HoN is strictly a team game so whether or not a game is balanced really depends on how well each team picks their characters. Some characters definitely have the advantage over others, but a lot of times in a team game, the other character is more preferred since their abilities better support the team.
Well, found out that SC made my internet lag for some strange reason So I'm starting to play League of Legends since I heard HoN is a paid game (even if you have to pay for it once) I always play things that are free
I've been doing well, almost made my goal in WoW last night, but failed