Was part of the beta, was unimpressed. Actual game mechanics aren't as tight as DOTA. Building up to higher tier items was a way better feature rather than in Demigod where you just buy the single item.
I always felt that DotA's item system was awful as sin. Funny how perspective works, isn't it?
Different games, different mechanics. Same genera. Would you start a flame war on a TF2 forum stating how Halo is so much better? Of course not! They are clearly very different games with very different mechanics despite being in the same genera.
Would you start a flame war on a Demigod forum stating how DotA is so much better? Apparently so, even though they are clearly very different games with very different mechanics.
Dota's item system is balanced and well done, I'm not so sure its the item system thats terrible as sin... In dota you buy smaller items early game, that upgrade to better items mid-late game. The only items you sell later are wraith band recipes/branches DG's system you just buy something at the start then sell it later once you're out of inventory space, its sloppy. Not to mention half the items in the shop don't even get bought.
A comparison between DG and Dota isn't the same as comparing TF2 and Halo...it would be closer to compare TF2 to the ORIGINAL TF done on the QUAKE engine. Dota and DG are not 'very different games' they are pretty damn similar considering every single review talks about dota? When have you ever read a TF2 review that even mentions Halo? Your arguements don't make sense.
As for the OP, it's unforunate that you feel this way but I can totally understand what you mean. In time no doubt the game will improve, all these stupid little bugs will get fixed, and hopefully in a few months they'll be on their way to start adding more maps/heroes/items/etc. I wouldn't give up on the game just yet because it definitely has some potential, it's just very sad and unfortunate that there are so many problems with a newly released title.