One of the many benefits of swapping the quantity of games in the Coca-Cola Championship for the quality of the Premier League is the longer period of rest that life in the division affords between matches, according to West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray.
He often spoke, usually in dissenting terms, about how the congested fixture list in the second tier inadvertently narrowed the qualitative gap between the top and bottom teams in the division, which in turn created the farcical situation of having a closely-contested league.
The same reasoning will not apply next season, says Mowbray, where defeat for any of the top four is more shocking than merely surprising.
But that is all part of the challenge and, therefore, the fun of it for the manager who is looking forward to developing his side's tactical and technical levels on the training ground, rather than patching his team up and sending them into another bruising battle with a fit, physical but limited Championship outfit.
He said: "Every game is going to be huge for us next season.
"Every game in the Premier League is like a major event but the good thing is that you're not inundated with midweek fixtures in the Premier League and left chasing to get prepared for them.
"Matches generally run from Saturday to Saturday or from Saturday to Sunday so I'm looking forward to having the proper preparation time to get the team right for whichever opposition is coming along.
"Whether it is Manchester United or Stoke, we have to make sure we are right on the day. There is no guarantee of winning games and you've got to make sure you're right on the day in order to give yourselves the chance to win every game. I'm looking forward to having those time periods between games.
"The sheer nature of the Premier League means that every weekend is a huge fixture and I'm not looking forward to Middlesbrough [where Mowbray was a cult figure as a player] more than any other fixture. Each game is worth three points and any game you win in the Premier League is a great achievement."
According to Leo Beenhakker, the current Poland coach, it will be a great achievement if the Baggies avoid the drop.
But his reputation as a knowledgeable authority on football has been damaged this week after he warned one of his players, Albion target Radoslaw Majewski, against joining such a "direct and functional" team.
Assuming Beenhakker's barbed remarks were not lost in translation or misinterpreted, one assumes that Poland will be the team to watch at the Euro 2008 championships this summer.
The Dutch coach's outspoken nature is not unused to attracting controversy; he trotted out a similarly 'direct and functional' complaint at the last World Cup about England, who met his Trinidad and Tobago side in the groups.
His comments then - "Their only option was the high ball for Peter Crouch" - were perhaps more accurate than those he has attributed to Albion but they were not nearly so damning and ill-founded.
Not only has Beenhakker advised the young midfield playmaker against a move to The Hawthorns but he has said that such a decision could even "kill his career".
The Dutchman added: "They are not going to be needing creative players but the kind of players they need to stay up. They will be battling against relegation."
* Former Birmingham City fitness coach Dan Harris has joined the Baggies.
The 28-year-old, who cut his teeth at Peterborough United and Coventry City, left St Andrew's due to a lack of assurances about his contract, which was due to end next month.
Striker Ishmael Miller has been spuriously linked with a £5 million move to Portsmouth.
Albion signed him for £900,000 in January.