I'd have no problem trying either style of league next year, but I'm pretty laid back when it comes to leagues. I know I won't win, but I'm still trying my damnedest to fight for sixth and it's great to watch the battle for 2nd place - 4 points separate 3 guys. Just because I'm not fighting for first doesn't mean I'm not having fun.
From what I've seen, Jason seems to be the only one that has a problem with the points based league (at least, the only one whose expressed his concern), so it seems unfair to completely change the league because one person is unhappy with it. My 2.35 cents (Canadian exchange