Originally Posted by $LakerGold
I prefer playing DOTA 1 first though, I don't know why -- but I think it's easier/faster to learn there.
I preferred DotA 1 too, because I spent so much time playing it, but I disagree with it being easier to learn. Now you have so much easy accessible tutorials, guides, etc...
You can even watch pro tournaments easily and learn bunch of stuff. Level of play is much higher nowadays because of it. No more total noobs like in Dota 1 which I dominated easily, it's more team oriented because everyone knows the basics.