i completely understand where ur coming from Mest
starks does feel a LOT stronger the earlier you get it, compared to aegis/shurelyas
however, ive found over a lot of games, that it can be a kinda of coin toss as to which direction the game goes from that point
either, ur team scores a bunch of fast kills that the opponents werent ready for, or ur team gives up a few easy kills from being too squishy.
it kinda depends on how ur teammates are gearing tbh.
if they are most/all getting at least one kinda defensive item early on, then by all means speed the starks through
but if they are still glass cannon, then the aegis is the safer bet.
i know for a long time i severely underestimated the sona aura + aegis aura combo, but the results ive gotten with it have swayed my opinion on it
even to the point of going aegis then starks/will of ancients THEN shurelyas last.
i know i should really be getting shurelyas earlier, but i kinda like the later surprise use of it, when they arent expecting the turbo rush teamfight, and it can really turn a match