34 is unsustainable. If people grizzle about 22 being too long for rubbish teams, then how bad is 34? And players couldn’t play 34 games
TV networks simply won’t tolerate 17. Smaller TV money, smaller salary caps, smaller money for players. Yeah, go on.
22 is the perfect length for a 6-month season. Obviously has its drawbacks with regard to equality but better things could be done with that if you break the 18 teams into 3 groups and adjust the groups periodically.