I only play top lane once in a while but seeing everyone complain about top lane on boards I decided to play more top lane to see what the biggest issues were.
My conclusion is that it definitely feels like a few champions far outclass others and the only way to play top well is to counter pick them but if you pick first before the enemy they will just counter pick you. Yes it’s true that in each role there are counter picks but it feels like in top if the enemy counter picks you, you instantly lose lane so you have to counter pick them and the cycle goes on and on.
So in a nut shell top is just Rock Paper Scissors. This is all because the most op champions are also the most popular and riot just refuses to nerf them. Probably because they want to make more skins for them.