Edit: nevermind. I can't do this. Games are gonna take over an hour and most of the players are gonna be CPU. If we can get some more guys I'd be down but I really don't wanna play 40 CPU games and 18 user games with each game taking an hour minimum. It's too much for me
I would argue the exact opposite and say that having so many users is partly why I think the last league was going to trail off eventually anyway. Madden is different where you only have to play 16 games but having to schedule and play 58 games with other people in a season is a lot of work and dedication. When you have CPU games it's a lot less impetus to play them and you can always shrug it off and sim them if you don't want to/can't play them.
Edit: And everyone is going to have different definitions of what constitutes "sim style" play. It's just going to turn into a witch hunt.