Are there any other people that share my wish that at least our FM savegames are compatible with the next FM editions?
It is really heartbreaking to part with your team when you buy your new game, especially if you play long-term games. I really want to try the new features and play with them but all that hard-work goes to nothing when we have to start all over again each year. I agree that there is a certain amount of fun in starting over but I also think that there are quite a lot of people who think that their teams and players should be playable in the next FMs so the savegame could be stretched for years to come. I don't want to give up on my FRED/newgen club icons every year!
I'm proposing that players, clubs and the database are exported and imported in the next FM by some tool or something and everyone is happy. Then we would have our old team and history with the new features and would just continue from let's say 2025.