In what way is it vastly better SH ? You are riding on the crest of a wave in as much as there were 4 Premiership sides in European finals last year - but that was the exception rather than the rule - helped by flukes at Anfield and the Johann Cruyff Arena. Most of the footballing World wanted a Barcelona v Ajax final. Up to that time the Premiership clubs had had a habit of falling out of European competitions at a premature stage. Crowds are higher in Germany, and you cannot seriously suggest that the Premiership is more competitive when Liverpool have a 25 point lead by February.