Great post Brutus.
You summed up many people's feelings and why we have the roms done the way we do for most leagues except for mine.
I am fine with that and have happily spent many hours building what I believe to be a great fun rom for this league.
Even though it is not done the way I like.
I will continue to beat the drum of why you, me and all love this game as opposed to Tetris or Pac-Man is the randomness and variation it provides.
If the Original game in 1993 had been Static with all advantages equal, and all the randomness removed, I don't believe we would still be playing it.
1980 USA vs USSR, my one game HUGE upset win in Green Bay etc...... never happen with those parameters.
I am headed out to coach Regional Track Championships. I would love to know who is Hot/Cold etc..., but I don't.
Gotta feel it and figure it out.
I am glad this year we have a gigantic Home advantage as the more talented Las Vegas kids gotta run at altitude and in cold snowy weather.
Can't wait to get this thing started.