This was my problem with the ZFL leagues - there were always a bunch of amateurs in each one.
Hey, everybody has to start somewhere and ZF seems to be the entry point into IDP leagues for many owners. I was in that boat last year, and I'm sure I made plenty of tactical errors along the way. I'm confident that most will adapt quickly and develop into much stronger owners over the course of the year. I think I did and if I can, so can anyone.
That being said, there does seem to be a lot of "unconventional" picks here in Z25. In a sense I like it, because it means people are doing their own thinking and not following in lockstep with consensus ratings. But on the other hand, too many failed risks in the vet draft will leave a team in woeful shape for years. There are a few different schools of thought in vet drafts as owners balance "win now" vs. "build for the future" differently. I know I've taken some negative feedback at times for my moves, but I've been satisfied with how I've built my teams. And as long as the rest of the owners feel the same way, that's good enough for me.