New player here, open Beta only, and I figured this was generic/nub enough that it doesn't really belong with important strategy questions.
First off, I'm a big fan of melee characters, been playing Predator for most of my games. But it seems like every time I lane against a ranged character, I get totally hosed. I have low rating, so I get matched up with people that are slow on the uptake when I suggest a lane switch, and I never have much luck trying to coordinate a kill so we have some uninterrupted creep time.
I go forward trying to LH or deny a creep, and they get off 2-3 ranged auto-attacks on me, +abilities when they have CD/mana. If I leap forward to put some pressure on their hero, the 2nd laner ruins my day so I either back out at super low health for a pot/rune, or I die in the trying. My partner is usually useless, if he does anything (even if forewarned) they always wait until I go in and are several seconds late on the engage, so I spend most of the fight 2v1.