Why should coaches who don't put in the time and effort be able to compete with ones that do? I don't understand the concern Starfinder. How can Norbert possibly guarentee that people who put in less time and effort on their team will still be able to compete with ones that put in more? That is essentially asking him to take away the purpose of all the options he has given us.
I don't think that coaches who use the basic will get run over entirely, but against coaches who have found advanced settings that really work for them, I don't think coaches that use the basic should expect to win. I understand everyone has different time allowances, but generally, people who put more effort into a hobby get more out of it. THat is how it should be. If you go to the gym 2 times a week and socialize and drink smoothies, you are not going to get as much out of exercising as the guy who diets, runs, and sticks to a routine 4 days a week. Nevertheless, 2 times can still be fun, perhaps even more fun than the other guy is having, and there will still be health benefits! Effort will be rewarded though when it comes to results. The same could be said for writing, shooting hoops, coin collecting, or just about any hobby you can think of. The hobby isn't neccesarily less fun because you can't devote the time to being the best. Just don't assume a result oriented mindset.