I know ryno, drifter, shaun and a few others are ea gamechangers now, so I might get in trouble for this but so be it...it needs to be said. For 2 months + prior to release, all anyone could talk about was how excited they were for '12. We had a site wide draft, we all picked conferences, teams, talked about settings, were salivating for release day. We all downloaded the demo and then slapped down our $60 to get the game and couldn't wait for the rosters to come out to finally start. T1 is still tradition 1. I know the deuce is a lot more active and the website owner ryno has left to start his own league, but this is still the "flagship", the one that started it all. Everything was great for about 7-8 weeks and then boom....all hell breaks loose. We had 3 undefeated teams heading down the stretch, except 1 of them got screwed out of a win in a glitch that upon advance he got a loss instead. We had all 3 conference title games as user vs user with major implications as any of 4 user teams could be in the national title game ...except right before half the league got errors and had to be booted and reinvited. We had 3 really close conf title games and all of a sudden, the least likely if the 4 users found his way to the national title game after upsets. We all had major bowl games, with a few user vs user. Except the bowl games won't upload. No matter how many times we try, what time of day, what day, end of game...error uploading. So our bowls will have to be simmed and even though a user won the national title, now might not. The best time of every season for most of us is the offseason, which we will be up to by the weekend. We all should be psyched. Instead we are lamenting the past events and debating what to do next or if our file is corrupt and we have to redo the entire season. And what do we get from ea exactly? The promise of a patch that will fix many problems....but none of ours. No date when it will come out, just sometime this month. No clue if it will fix all the problems we have had, if we should wait to proceed til it comes out, whenever that may be, or if its pointless and our problems will continue year after year. I don't troll the other league forums but I have to think there are other leagues out there suffering from similar issues. Why? Why do we do this to ourselves every year. Why do we continue to buy an unfinished game and make the guys at ea rich? Why do they continue to screw over their loyal diehard supporters who have been there thru all the past glitchy games and continue to buy the next version every year. Why do we get so frustrated when these problems happen, especially since they have happened in the past and deep down, we know they will happen again. Why do we set aside hundred of hours of our lives to play a broken game, coming up with work arounds and fixes, doing ea's job for them. And finally....why did I feel the need to write this. I guess its all the same answer....we care too much. And in the end, thats what bites us in the ass time and time again. Maybe 1 year ea will care as much about their fans as we do.