When guys like Justin Morneau and Matt Holliday were dropped after their slow starts last season, I don't think the guys who snagged them up with their high priorities in competitive leagues thought it was overrated. I imagine Garrett Atkins was dropped in some leagues after his start -- if someone was wise enough to snag him up before he cleared, they are now reaping the benefits. Those in deeper leagues who have been able to grab Ryan Braun, Corey Hart, Felix Pie, Yovani Gallardo, certainly aren't complaining at this point, nor are those who grabbed and hung onto Hunter Pence from the get go. Adam Lind is heating up, so those who burned on him and hung tight are starting to be rewarded as well. It's all about patience, and using your priority intelligently. I've found that the weaker my league is, the less I need to be concerned about priority, as players clear waivers more frequently, and I am able to get players with lower priorities. In my most competitive leagues, heck, I'd trade a player for the #1 priority in a heartbeat.