Look at the facts: do the majority of posters on this board want playoffs or the first place team to be crowned champion? If the people on this board want playoffs, then I am sure the American soccer fan that doesn't have enough involvement to write about soccer on the internet also wants playoffs. If they didn't, why isn't MLS being drowned in requests for the playoffs to be abolished? Also, I find first past the post to be boring. I find English soccer teams to be more talented than MLS teams. If I watch an EPL match, am I indicting the EPL system or saying that I want better quality soccer? I admit I am in the minority in that I watch the FA Cup and the Champions League with far, far more interest than the EPL because I see that the individual cup and UCL matches mean much more in their formats than an individual EPL match. I watch for the greater context not just the greater talent. Most fans just want to see the best players play each other. I can't blame them for choosing the English match of the day.