Agreed. I'd like to have one, but it's not a big deal - either way you slice it everyone is on a level playing field and having a large bench just gives you that many more agonizing decisions to make when you decide who to start each week.
No, everyone is not on a level playing field and that's why we're not changing the rules after the game has already started. But agreed, no more debate on this issue.
If everyone drafted under the same rules, with a strategy based on those rules, and everyone was then subjected to the exact same rule change, the effects would be equal across the board. I don't give a crap about the flex player and I'm totally cool with the final decision, but this insistance that you'd be at some kind of disadvantage if we added one is getting ridiculous. Besides, you're losing without a flex player, maybe adding one would help you out.