This is my 9th year in FF, and after reading about VBD for the last five years, I finally decided to stop thinking I was smarter than everyone else and give VBD a try (no one else in my league uses it that I know of). I only have 2 FF bowl appearances in 9 years, and lost them both (although Ive only missed the playoffs 3 of 9 years), so there was definately room for improvement.So this year, I figured that I had to change my approach. I thought "Whats the worst thing that can happen? I end another year without a championship?" Enter VBD. I read up on VBD, DVBD, etc etc....did ALL my own projections for every position....read every thrad known to man on the subject....came up with a solid but different strategy....and went for it.After 10 weeks, looking back, Id say VBD is one of the main reasons Im #1 in points, 2nd best record in the league, and one of 2 powerhouse teams in my league right now.I feel Ive smoked everyone on the waiver wire this year without ever being higher than 5th in the order, and have made crafty moves and trades to keep my team competitive after Walkers injury, etc...so team management has alot to do with it, as does luck, but if not for VBD, I dont think I would have drafted as well as I did. I never had exact dropoff numbers in front of me at the draft before, and was afraid to buck trends and runs...but using VBD along with the DD, I was able to really see the draft unfolding and could tell when I could wait on a player to grab better value, and when to deviate from VBD for a round or 2 because of need factor.Color me converted. Ill NEVER draft without using the principles of VBD and Bruces great draft management program again. Its almost unfair.Funny thing is, at my draft this year, when I was the 1st to bring a laptop to the draft, I got a few snickers....my response? "We'll see how many laptops there are next year after I win it all this year!". That shut em all up!Im not counting my chickens yet, but Im one of the top 2 teams, and have a really great shot at winning it all, barring injuries.VBD works. Why didnt I try it years ago when I first read about it? Who cares, Im using it now and lovin life.