I am commissioner in a Foxsports league (Bill O'Reilly's Loofa League) and our draft was successful on September 5.
Today is the day we are supposed to be able to acquire free agents and I just completed the first transaction after waiting almost 2 hours for maintenance to finish.
I have heard some bad stories about Fox but am proceeding with our league anyway, trusting that they will overcome pre-season glitches. I have 14 active players in my league with no complaints so far. Of course, it would help if I could see our league message board now. I think everything will be OK soon. Fox is far more forthcoming and honest about fixing problems than ESPN.
I will never go back to ESPN because they switched our league's live draft to autopick. I was then banned from ESPN after posting rebellious pro-Yahoo messages in the ESPN fantasy football forum. I can not access my team any more at ESPN or send league e-mail. The only function available to me is changing the team logo, which now consists of the Yahoo alternate league ID number and password.