There are stupid people in every league. It's best to find a good group of managers and stick with them every year. You can build up some fun rivalries and histories that way. I have one good league, and 3 scrub leagues on Yahoo. One of those scrub leagues has vetoed 80 % of the trades that have been offerred. Bernie Williams for Rivera was a recent one, Morris 4 Sheffield was one I had vertoed pre-season. None have been collusive, just a bunch of veto happy retards, and I'm shy about vetoing if I think one team unfairly gains an edge.
Drafting 5 RP in your first 5 picks is just stupid. The guy won't contend in the end. Mid-pack at best. If RP is hard to come by, tank the category. Saves and Steals can be tanked safely. One or the other, not both (don't ignore both, don't worry too much about either). By drafting quality SP and 30+HR/.300 AVG+ guys you help yourself in 4 of 5 categories. Finishing mid pack in Saves and Steals is acceptable if you are at or near the top of RBI's, Runs, HR's, AVG, W's, K's, ERA, WHIP. If you can grab a RP later in the year to climb a few point in the category, great.
* Steroid induced record