League of Legends (LoL) Question: Gangplank Mid
So, as the game started (Surprised how no one leaved even though I picked Gangplank), I realized that our jungler was afk, and his exact words were: "[ALL] I wont play with this noob mid, lets 9x his ***". So, I just kept playing and the enemy team told my teammates to literally "shut up". I won my lane and roamed pretty much and ended up with 12/3/15 stats. My ADC and Support said that I was actually good and they were sorry because they said bad things to me. But our top and jungler still wanted to report me, and probably did.
So, what is the thing with Gangplank mid? Why can't some people understand that he fits pretty well to the current meta? Or does he?
Oh, and we ended up losing the game because our top and jungler started feeding (literally walked to their base). The enemy team was generous enough to not kill them and get easy feed.