pokerplaya wrote:What I don't understand is this general agreement that Auction leagues are much more difficult than straight draft leagues. I have now done both, and enjoy both. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but the fact of the matter is that what makes a league difficult or not is the owners you surround yourself with. Two of my top leagues (of 4) are with Cafe members only, and let me tell you that when you have 13 other owners, in a fairly deep league, picking guys off your cheat sheet like they own a copy - it's not easy. Same thing in my auction league - a few steals, but by and large everyone has a game plan, and knows exactly what they are doing.
Bottom line, it's not what format you draft in, but who you are playing with that makes a league what it is, IMO.
I agree with pokerplaya, I don't care what kind of league your in...the level of your competition is what makes a league difficult or not.