In Iba D1, 5 premium programs have become available at one time. Ironically, I'm not leaving mine but I was curious to see what I qualified for. I have 23 NT appearances in 28 seasons. I have won a PI and been runner up in one. I have won 6 of my last 7 regular season conference titles. I am an A- prestige in a Big 6 conference. Season before last as a #9 seed, I beat the #1 seed in the NT.
Not qualified for all but one, which was an A prestige keep looking!
So now we will add a host of sim teams to our major conferences. Programs like mine won't open up for the successful mid majors to advance. And the exodus of good coaches from D1 back to D2 or out of the game entirely will continue. Losing coaches can't be good when you have 300+ vacancies in D3 in some worlds.
The game itself is still remarkably designed, sound and terrific fun, even without any of the tweaks we've all asked be considered. But the glass ceiling impeding coaching advancement is deflating and creating a clear and statistical picture of HD's future.