I guess I am in the minority but I love the playoff format.
I just wish they would start at the 45 instead of the 35.
With sudden death OT, the team who wins the toss and takes the ball generally wins.
Playing 2 5 minute halves just adds another 30-40 minutes. Remember, these guys have been slugging it out for 3 hours and most guys are drained after that.
The system we have now is fair. It pits your offense vs their defense and their offense vs your defense. It take special teams out the mix except for a field goal try. This is what the game is all about offense vs defense. Who's is better and go.
I don't have any issue with the format. Each team gets its fair shot at putting up points. You don't have to worry about a fluke runback or taking a hold on a kickoff that starts you off at your 10 yard line.