I hear the term "reality" used all the time in conjunction with H2H. While the weekly battles can enfuse fun and emotion into the hunt for that weeks win against an apponent...I think in "reality" that the competion becomes more like a football season than baseball.
A baseball manager has to prepare every day, adjust his team based upon a 162 game schedule with many ups and downs. H2H with a weekly schedule and a season of 20+ games has the excitement of a NFL football schedule and not the long haul of a baseball season.
That is why I have become hooked on Roto...because I feel more like the manager preparing and agonizing over my team for 162 games...not 25.
I disagree completely. Quite often in roto leagues, the bottom teams are out of it, which makes it easier for the top teams to keep on winning. Then too they can build a huge lead that can't be beat even if their team deteriorates. A winning roto team would often get crushed by his opponents if you took their rosters at the end of the season.
I like that head to head requires your team to be good every week. Even if you have a five game lead, if your top player gets hurt you have to work out a deal ASAP to have a chance to win. There's no ability to coast in that last month.
A competitive roto league is different when it's close, but in my experience, it's rare you don't have at least a few teams throwing in the towel in a roto league.