Actually smokey it is MUCH more than 'interesting". I'm sure I'm not the only one that will alter his strategy based on what the other teams in his division do. The fact that we play 40 games against the other teams in the division makes trying to build a team specifically to counter what the other five guys are doing a viable way to approach this thing.
On the one hand I'm very happy, since I took Gilmore and none of the other 5 teams went with a C. So I should be able to survive Gilmore's 66D and his just above average rebounding moves up at least one level since I'm not dealing with the likes of The Admiral, Hakeem, or Kareem.
However, now I have to deal with Bird, Magic, The Mail Man, Reggie and Barkley . I KNOW that I must draft a good defensive PF, (and with luck as SF/PF) to guard the likes of Barkley and The Mailman. I must also be careful to draft a good defensive player at SG (and again with luck a SG/SF) to deal with Bird and Reggie and likely some Barkley at SF. I may also want to get a little extra rebounding at the G position to counter Magic.
I now KNOW that if I take weak D players at the 2-3-4 positions that these elite scorers will torch my team and Gilmore can go 10 for 15 all day from the field and it won't be enough to win.
By knowing what players I have to match up against more often I now must not only ask myself "how does this pick fit into my team?' with each pick, but I must also ask "how will this guy address the issues created by players X, Y, and Z?"
I love this btw, makes the draft feel much more like what teams in RL go through when constructing a roster.