Having 2nd divisions, even with lots of sim teams, would HELP keep more people around and keep interest!! Newbies in my league (Japan), are usually stomped on early, lose interest, and are relegated out, without ever having a chance to build, replaced by other new teams, who again get stomped on. Starting a 2nd division would allow them to be decently competitive early on, and keep interest in building a team that would move to division 1 in a season or 2. Would also mean more competition at the higher level, as teams have to 'earn their way in'. Not as many easy games for the top teams, which means depth and roster management will come into play even more. MORE PEOPLE WILL STICK AROUND!! I agree that there is a lot to be desired in the game simulation overall, but this simple change would have immediate IMPACT!