For me, I agree with the poker thing. Play the odds, you'll do well. But honestly, my sim stats have been very similar to the real stats. They might go up if I have more AST, down if I have too low usage, etc - all things you guys know about. I guess I just haven't seen enough examples of being "screwed" by the SIM. I do have an 11-14 team that I can't figure out why they stink - but I assume it's me and not the sim. The sim may have flaws, but as long as there is an explanation that's fine. Might not like the way a particular stat is interpreted by the sim, but if thats the way it is, thats the way it is. Learn, adapt, and move on. Ultimately the best teams will win.