Has any thought been given to removing surrenders?

Lots of players abuse the surrender feature by refusing to participate until their team forfeits when a match goes bad. This isn't the only way surrendering is abused, but it's a good example. I know surrender is there for those hopeless matches or matches where you have leavers, but does it cause more harm than good? If it's meant to stay, that's fine, but I'd like to know Riot's philosophy regarding keeping it.
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