Thanks mient, this is the first logical explanation I have heard after more than a year of asking on these forums.
That makes some sense; if only some owners would drop in on the forum, apologize for causing delays and explain that either money issues (which are entirely legit) or experimenting with a Spring Training team is holding things up - at least we would know why. Although, while the former reasons (waiting for a free team, or to buy a six-pack etc.) are good reasons, making everyone else wait while you see how, after the draft, you can gain competitive advantage over the rest of us by also having the team play an ST season only compounds the sin in my view.
And TJ, I agree with mensu1954, there have been times when I was very grateful for a laid-back style in a commish - I honestly don't know why everyone wants to start the draft immediately after - or even more weirdly, during the playoffs. First, if you are in the playoffs, you are concentrating on those and not the draft. Second, even if your team did not make the playoffs, having a moment to look the team over, reflect on it and on what it needs, where you want to go with it, before starting the draft, would be good.
One reason I don't keep pages or seasonal stats for my teams is that the time I would do that would be immediately post-season, and usually we are thrown right into the draft at that point. So Slow Food as they say in Italy, can be better quality. Just not after the draft !
So TJ you do not belong on the Wall. Not sure anyone does except if they leave a league with a broken team after having had success and then letting it run down, and have done so habitually.