Should (probably "When") the four-team playoff proves down the road to have its own share of problems, I don't want the anti-playoff crowd to again claim that "this is what you wanted," as it has done the last however many years every time the pro-playoff crowd complained against the BCS.
For the record: I DO NOT WANT A FOUR-TEAM PLAYOFF.
I favor an eight-team or twelve-team playoff. The four-team playoff will still leave out deserving teams too many years, for example, major conference champs with one tough road loss in conference to another top team. The undefeated mid-majors likely will still have only a very limited chance to get a national title shot, though that chance is, of course, better than it was under the BCS, which gave those institutions zero chance.
So, as was the case with the change from the old bowl system to the BCS, I hope and believe the four-team playoff will be better than the BCS, but IT IS NOT WHAT I WANT.
To my friends who are also in favor of a larger than four-team playoff: now is the time to get on record, or you will be blamed for the four-team playoff's failures.