Yeah. Nowadays, the Zed will one shot you 100-0 through Barrier the second he hits 6 despite you rushing an Armor item while being a mana-hungry mage that needs a Mana item to stay in lane for longer than a minute.
It has basically come down to literally being absolutely braindead and StAcK DaMaGe, because any strategic option simply falls short of it.
I'm just so sad the balance team alone can single handedly ruin an amazing game that is otherwise much more than the sum of its gameplay.
Currently, I'd rather enjoy the game from afar (art, lore and music) rather than ever play it.