The thing that gets me is that this is happening. Like, next week. Hypotheticals are almost over, we’re so close to having evidence and concrete examples to analyze. Can we chill on the theoretical, non-constructive criticism for a bit? I get that it’ll take 6-9 seasons to get a full scope of what we’ve done here, and so we won’t get fully validated for a while, but can we at least try it first?
We’ve identified full rosters as a problem close to a calendar year ago. We’ve discussed possible solutions in the BoG for months. There are dozens of pages of discussions, many of which you were involved in. We’ve fine-tuned, tinkered, and identified and solved hypothetical issues for a long time. We announced it, and opened up a “VHLE Questions” thread that further explained the league and gave the community opportunity to raise important questions.
I know you’ve been gone, I’m not shaming you for that, but a lot of people have put a lot of thought and a lot of effort over a lot of time before, during, and after your leave.
We’re trying something new, and that’s scary. I know it wasn’t your idea. I know you weren’t convinced behind closed doors. I know you don’t think it’ll work. I feel like there’s nothing we could do that would make you believe it’s a good idea. But don’t you want us to succeed? Because persuading people that it’s stupid and it’s going to suck and you should hate it, one week before go time, is not setting anyone up for success.
Just, chill. The structure is built, let’s just see what happens when we press play. Give us the benefit of the doubt that we actually thought about this and want it to succeed. Trust that we’re not purposefully trying to tank the league. Believe we can identify and solve unexpected problems as they come up. Things take time, but no one wants to wait. Just, chill. We’ll find out what happens so, so soon.