craig... i dont think you are in the minority. i rigorously defend the issue primarily because it affects me so deeply, but i think most coaches would prefer multiple accounts aren't allowed. i hate to say it, because people twist my words so much, but in my ideal from-scratch sim engine design, i only allow coaches to play under ONE id, and, they cannot have 2 teams in the same division (but they can have multiple teams in the same world, in different divisions).
there are a number of differences in HD and the basketball simulation game i envision, that make that restriction make much more sense. i dont want to get into the details, so just take my word for it, there are substantial differences such that it makes comparing my opinion there to my opinion in HD meaningless. but i will acknowledge that if i ran HD, id minimally not let users pick up a 2nd team in the same division (making someone drop a team definitely makes the game less fun, and its a game, the point is to have fun, and to have fun alone - so i think its not unreasonable to grandfather people in - not because they are great coaches or veterans or send seble flowers, simply because they are customers).
honestly, i think the perspective that is undervalued most of all, in all these threads, is very simply - this is a casual game played for casual enjoyment. it seems people are taking it entirely too seriously, worrying about all these little details, when removing multiple teams from coaches complaint with the rules before they are changed, can totally ruin the experience for those people. my appeal for people to consider the damage to the game was only a last ditched effort because the primary appeal failed - that hey this is for fun, is it really THAT big of a deal, is it really worth majorly negatively impacting the experience of so many coaches?