I think you are right but I don't think the Pistons can win a championship with this team. They haven't upgraded any and they need more of a bench. I still think they are a re 50 win team unlike alot of other people though.
They should be, the big thing a lot of people arent counting is that with Ben gone they are a better team offensively. The NBA is trying to phase out defense and is promoting offense. Flip did the same last year and now they can at least play 5 on 5 on both ends. Detroit will be fine, Ben has been in a pretty steep decline since his appendicitis anyway and it should continue. Sheed may be the key, has to step it up and prove that he has just been playing a role and not in a serious decline himself.