I loved the year long VDS, but felt that it was a bit overkill with the Grand Tour Virtual Teams in the mix. My idea for 2008 is to continue to pick a year long team within a given budget for say 25 riders, however for the Giro, Tour and Vuelta, you must chose 9 riders within your team. This way you have to consider strength for the GT's when you pick your team. There would be no budgetary restrictions in the Grand Tours since you already made those sacrifices when you built the team for the year back in Feb/March.
All of your 25 riders points still count, however if your chosen team wins a grand tour, you will get a very large bonus toward the year-long standings along with much more valuable bragging rights.
Thoughts? (Poll attached in comments)