2. It clearly doesn't, TKO is no more volatile than this league.
3. By that logic, we could never really make any significant change because it would be unfair to people who didn't benefit from it before. If it's the right decision for the league, we have to go through with it regardless of what happened in the past.
Obviously this means I am all for it. Trading is half the fun in OOTP, and it's hardly a factor in this league. A lack of "activity," which is generally measured in trade volume, is what causes our GM problems in my opinion.