Personally, I like limiting trades. Someone posted once "dance with the girl you took to the dance." I just think too many trades make the point of a draft ridiculous in some instances. I made maybe one or two trades the last two years. The injury bug bit me hard in the season, but I think people make such uneven trade requests, expecting some of us to fold up the tent early.
Things happen like this. I do like the penalty for not posting. I was guilty of this once this season (this year's workload was nutty).
Perhaps some uniformity in weeks. When I update scores throughout the week, I typically go Monday > Sunday. There are so FEW matches on Monday. I think a logical start date is all Mondays.