Honestly, I understand where Alfie is coming from. But at the same time, you're preventing yourself from meeting new people and experiencing new things. You're basically telling people, Come join ME even though there's only 1 or 2 spots open per era outside of my norm team, instead of taking 2-3 of your norm and joining someone else to experience their style.
I mean, I've joined players and teams where I'm just like, screw this! This sucks! But I've also joined some where it's completely opened my eyes and I'm like, "I never knew such perfection existed in this world!!!!"
Me going through some of the bad to reach some of the most memorable eras I've ever been in with complete strangers was worth it. And those strangers became some of the closest people I know in BD now.