I guess I got pretty lucky with my league. My friends and I have been playing in a 12 team 8 keeper league since 2001. We have modified the rules a bit (it started as a 6 keeper league), but for the most part things have stayed the same. I believe since that first year we have lost only two owners, who were then replaced. We are proud to say that we have had the same ownership group since 2002. Our league fee is $50, and it goes up every year (I believe that by 2007 it will be $100). This keeps people involved. No team is so bad that they can't turn things around. One of the reasons for this is that you can trade draft picks. This allows those with less keepers to gain good players from teams that have over 8 keeper-type players. And since draft picks are overvalued (I got A.J. Burnett last offseason for a 6th rounder, and someone else got hideki Matsui for a 7th rounder), it keeps things pretty even. Bottom line is our league rules. It helps that we are all friends, and get together two or three times a year to discuss rules, trades and everything else.