How will the UIF look in 2011?[/quote]
WOW! You lost all credibility with that statement. The UIF has had none of the major problems that beset the NIFL. The NIFL also had less competition back then. If they had started up now while 4-5 leagues are going, teams would've jumped ship to other leagues a lot faster than they did. The NIFL, even during it's height, had many cancelled games and scrub teams. They had an opportunity to do something great with a near monolopoly that they had over the indoor game and instead they squandered it big time. Take off the rose colored glasses please.
Without those teams, the NIFL was squat. Close to zero. That says to me that a league is only as good as its teams (BTW, I don't buy the "only as good as its worst team" line, but also not "best"... it's the average that matters). The success of a team is ultimately determined by the TEAM, not necessarily the league.
Even the UIF teams have the fallen among them. It's not a pretty business in any respect, IMO.