Some of us have been around long enough to have been extensively involved with 1.0 and 2.0. Now comes the attempt at 3.0. During all these seasons, and calendar years, there have been positives / negatives about all of them. Forum pro and con posting arguments go on and on, but the river is never really crossed.
People complained that "running was too prevalent in 1.0, so we then had a MAJOR change to 2.0. Then the complaints started that 2.0 had too many random turnovers, big plays, safeties, etc, etc. Now we are on 3.0, which has proven to be a disaster in a multitude of ways. We can say over and over that things are getting better, but the reality is that 3.0 is NOT better nor MORE FUN than 1.0, or 2.0! We can continue to post in many different forums how the "Holy Grail" is in sight, but we are never going to get there this way. Every complaint brings a reaction, and seemingly a correction attempt. We plug this hole, and then we find another leak. So what happens is that we end up chasing our tail.
I really appreciate the efforts of all you gentlemen who are giving your time and expertise to make GD better, and I personally admire your skill in so doing. I respect all of you who post with your suggestions, ideas, and opinions, but I have some questions: Why did we not just fix 1.0? Why did we have to make MAJOR changes? The change to 2.0 took away some of the things from 1.0 that were working. Now that we are in 2.0, why can't we just change the things that are suspect, and keep the good?
I am not knowledgeable in programming, but I have heard that changes require that entire new programs have to be written. Why can't the new programs be written that keep the old that works, and change that which does not? Why do we have to have MAJOR changes? Why can't we just fix 2.0? Is change and complexity more fun? Will it bring more players to this game about which we care? We all enjoy the competition, the smack, and the vicarious kick of being the coach, but the little boy within us all still asks...."Will it be more fun?"