No, I agree completely. A big part of the reason I like (crush on) the players I do is because of how they play, how they perform. They don't have to be superstars, but they just have something extra that catches my attention. Foot skills, if they're aggressive on the ball, how they lead, their playing style ... (All open to unmerciful euphemisms, I'm afraid. ) But really, looks alone just doesn't do it for me. Off topic. Sorry. I was one of those that started watching women's soccer after '99. I think the WWC that year did create many fans, but A.) I think WUSA FAR overestimated how many fans would still be around 2 years after the cup and B.) I'd say about 1/2* of those who became fans after 99 have since moved on with their lives and interests, given the hasty ending of the league and the lackluster (and last-minute) 03 WWC. It's hard to be a fan of something when it's not around. * -- There's no stats backing this up. Only my personal observations -- both online and IRL -- dealing with women's fans and their interest or non-interest in it. There's been a hell of a drop here on BS, and IRL, it's much the same. People that were hardcore in the Beat haven't really bothered to go watch the new team.