Auctions require far more skill and strategy than drafts. The chess vs. checkers strategy doesn't apply here. If drafts are checkers, auctions are international diplomacy. There really isn't an excuse for the seasoned fantasy player to still be conducting drafts. No matter who you are, you're a slave to your slot in a draft. In an auction, you can devise a strategy that you can reliably carry through to its completion. I don't know about you, but I prefer controlling at events rather than floating around at their mercy. Do yourself a favor next season and convince your league-mates to abandon the draft for the auction.