Mike, for what it's worth, did spend a season in For Life, and decided it wasn't for him. He can probably better explain why than I can and I don't want to put words in his mouth, but from what I remember it wasn't the competitiveness of the world that put him off, it was merely the format, which wasn't for him. And that's fine, because it isn't something that is for everyone, which I've said from the jump. To Mike's credit, he joined while I was commish-ing the world, and said right up front he wasn't sure the format was for him, but wanted to give it a chance because A) I was running it and I've repeatedly joined his worlds and B) maybe he was wrong about it. I always thought that was really classy on his part, even if I never had told him that.
If I'm remembering any of this wrong, Mike, please, correct me and I'm sorry for that. But to the best of my recollection that is how it went down.