Yeah, wow, let's clam down here. Kal has done a mint of work to get this thing off and running, and a mint of work organizing on the fly. It would be a real shame to let a rules disagreement drive a wedge between any of the active GMs and the commish. I might disgree with him about min contracts, but I'm completely behind him as commish. The only thing I'm going to throw my weight behind here is trying to find a good rules solution.
Kal, I get why you want the roll calls, and I'd agree that the more active the GMs are, the better. However, it's also the case that a lot of guys, even if they might be active in terms of trades and roster management, have zero interest is rules design. When it comes to the sort of thing we're discussing it's always going be with a core group of managers. I think what we need to do is get some good options set down, with tight and stress-tested rules, and then just guys vote. I think for the bulk of managers it's maybe too much to ask that they sort through pages and pages of posts to figure out who they agree with.
The fact that Kal was against FCFS, and the fact that I understand why he's against it, even though I don't agree with his solution, is why I started discussing points based tie breakers in the first place. I might not agree with all of his positions, but the league is his baby. I do like FCFS better than cap based tie breakers, but I'm not pushing for FCFS to be solution. I don't think a points based system needs to be complicated or tedious either. Ideally I think it would set a score for every team going into the offseason - one that everyone could see - and change as FA's are signed. I'm confident something like that could avoid seeming arbitrary and serve as a nice middle ground.