I am going to start with some assumptions.
- New membership is declining.
- Attrition is happening with greater frequency throughout the lower leagues.
3.Finding a quality team is directly related to longevity.
Assuming the player base is declining, this means that recruiting (IMO the least enjoyable and chunkiest aspect of this game) will become more and more difficult. There seem to be too many teams chasing fewer and fewer players. The fact that it is so easy to start a team is part of the problem. There does not really seem to be any level or experience requirement, and there is no cost to doing so. Perhaps a level requirement or ruby cost to start a team is in order.
Or, do you think this is a solution in search of a problem?