I know what you are saying about how difficult it is to keep a keeper league going. I think you need to start with 6 teams. This league had IDP's which keeps the randomness going when there are just six teams. Then grow it slowly with people who you know are dedicated. That is how I plan on trying it. Regardless of what happens my partner and I are probably going to start a new league. I aslo liked the fact that we all met up for the draft. It makes a big difference in my opinion. The league champ always buys pizza and the runner up buys snacks. That is a little but cool thing. PM me if you need a new owner I would be interested in joining.
So how do you grow a league...when someone new joins...you cut like more ppl so that he can draft? then again, that person won't ever get a top 10 back unless you starts picking up rooks? how would that work?