With the majority of the higher seeded teams going out, I really don't think there is enough of a home field advantage to reward good performances in the regular season. IMO hosting the first leg is actually a bigger advantage than the slight possibility of having extra time at home because it minimizes your chances of being down going into the second leg, which is a huge psychological advantage. I also understand that the fans of all playoff teams should be rewarded with a home playoff game, so I think we really need to rework our playoff structure to accommodate these somewhat opposite forces. I propose that instead of a 2-leg total goal series, why not just make it a 3-leg total goal series, with the first and last games played at the higher seeded team's venue. (If there's no away goals rule then it is really not necessary to have 2-leg aggregate series). If we scrap the play-in game, this only adds 1 more game to the playoff schedule, so I don't think there would be any problem with scheduling. I would love to hear others thoughts on whether or not higher seeds have enough of a home advantage as well as other resolutions to this issue.