Claim: There is no longer much choice to be made from player side, rather the champion dictates the rune in the first row.
Where %%%%%%%%%%ted that people decide how their champion is played by choosing runes with this special case it is clearly the champion that dictates it.
Not first row resolve tree.
Currently there are three runes. Demolish, Font of Life and Shield Bash.
For 90% of the Top Lane Roster it is Demolish...but not because they want to. Rather the other runes are simply not usable. Shield Bash works on champions with shields only and font of life is a very weak tank support rune at best.
I am not opposed to runes being garbage on some champions but not this kind of "proc-barrier"