If we're going to have 2 or more non-keeper leagues, I think something that could make it interesting would be to set the leagues up in a form similar to the promotion-relegation system that European soccer uses.
Basically for the first year we would just randomly sort the teams into 2 (or more) leagues, and at the conclusion of the year, the top 1/3(or 1/4, etc) of the bottom league(s) would move up a league, while the bottom 1/3(or 1/4, etc) of the top league(s) would move down a league.
This would give the non-keeper leagues more of a "franchise" feel, as there would be a goal from season to season.
The possible benefits of this include, but are not limited to:
- After a year or two, the leagues would mostly be on even playing fields in terms of managing ability
- It not only creates competitions for the top spots, but creates incentive for players to get out of the bottom.
- Makes for a change of pace from year to year.
The only problem with this arises in the case of a manager not wishing to return after a season. In this case, a replacement would be found, but would not be promoted if replacing a top team from the past season, the promotion would be passed down to the next in line. If they're replacing a demoted team, they will start in the lower league, however.
This is something that I've wanted to try for a few years, but I've never had enough possible managers to make it a reality. The large group of users that LWL has attracted to creating additional leagues, would allow for this to happen.