Originally Posted by Dark Knight
Playoff experience on a young team is VERY valuable, whether that means a first round exit or not. In fact, a first round exit might be beneficial. Makes the players hungrier to go further in the future.
For a team that has ignorant opinions and ignorant statements made about it, and players marching out of town at their 1st opportunity, humiliation does not become a plus. It would be a "what are you people even doing here?" moment. Although I admit experience has some benefits.
I am not usually one to miss playoffs, but I have to admit that I would not pay to go and watch them get their faces kicked in. TV would be my limit.