Yes. Perhaps "merger" is not the best word choice. tecwrg's team free agency and Mike's traveling teams are both concepts that deserve discussion. But of course if WIS doesn't enter into the discussion, what's the point? And that's why I started this thread. To flush WIS out of its hole. It's nice of you surrogates to remind me of what a wrong-headed fool I am, but I doubt I'll quiet down until WIS tells me that - and sends me a $24.95 refund check.
I'm not sure all worlds fill. I think I remember at least one world that was canceled after it sat for months with 10 or 12 openings. Furthermore, my observation is that the downtime for many, many worlds grows continuously longer. The statistics mavens who keep close tabs on this can correct me, but it looks to be that the HBD World Openings page grows ever more stale and static. I have two teams. That's a maximum of $200 a year WIS can wrest out of me. But, as a practical matter, WIS will be lucky to get half that out of me this year because I spend about half my time waiting to play HBD rather than playing HBD. I doubt my experience is uncommom. Call it what you like: merger, team free agency, traveling teams, etc., I think WIS should step up to the plate and show us something. They need to turn that World Openings page over faster.