I agree. You can view it one of two ways. One, the FO failed to land big names. Or Two, this season is an opportunity to develop some long term role players, potential starters. I take the ladder, just because I don't want to see the Bulls have a ton of pressure to win, with Rose's knee in limbo. That's just too high of stakes.
Anyhoo, I basically repeated much of what I said here, and put up an article on CCS about Game 1 impressions.