As I posted earlier, I have had a blast playing in the fantasy league and can't wait to play next year. To add my two cents regarding possible changes:
1. Loved the supplemental draft. Helped to fill significant holes that I didn't know were gonna be there (ie Ciasulli losing out in the wrestle-offs or Halsey not being eligible all season) as well as kept us on the look out during the 1st half of the season for "dark horses" and freshmen who were coming on. I hope we keep it next year.
2. Totally agree with Brother Gopher regarding the length of the draft. Find a time that most folks can make (4 hrs max) and stick with that. If it's a week-end, we should be able to git er done.
3. Totally DISAGREE with Bro. Gopher on the back-up question. I think it really is too much to expect that anyone who is not an insider (and even then, we are usually talking about being an insider for a max of one team) to be able to know in advance who the back-up is going to be by name. It seems reasonable to me to say that if we have the varsity guy, we should also by default have anyone else whom the coach sticks in the spot. The exception could be the whole losing a wrestle-off deal that I mentioned above. I felt like that was just my bad luck and the chance you take as a drafter. But with temporary changes and short term injuries, we should get a break, IMO.
4. Miscellaneous stuff: I loved trading, although for me it slacked off after the Vegas or so. I hope there are no restrictions placed on trades; Keeper league idea is cool. I would be willing to sacrafice somewhat to keep my man Varner (although he probably was not my top scorer); I like the Friday deadlines; I agree with whomever suggested that we keep the season going for everyone through conferences; I wish everyone would pay $ up front, but if a guy hasn't paid he should have ZERO say in how thing go during the season. I have much love for Brother Lost, but i think he had way too much nerve and created way too much self-serving hassle for someone who had not contributed financially to the cause.
5. Hope everyone plays again next season. Again, it was a great time and got us through the winter. Thanks again Brother Commish and all who were involved in making this thing work !