Humans and Norse are my favourite 2 teams, I like the versatility as you say, but I also like the challenge as neither are traditionally viewed as particularly strong (though early game Norse are actually really strong!). Main problem Humans have is (although they too start off pretty strong) once the other teams skill up, the very average stat line means it becomes more and more difficult to do things. Once you get to around 1600 - 1700 TV any bash team is going to cause you serious problems, and you really need skills to compensate against their extra Strength and Guard. At the same time you need skills to negate the agility teams with their extra mobility and ability to stay away from your players. So you need a lot of skills to remain competitive, but from my experience it is very difficult to keep your key players healthy. Add to this that the Human Blitzers in particular are expensive for what you get (same stat line as a DE Blitzer but -1 Agi for only 10K less for example), and your TV can balloon very quickly. Norse have it a bit easier as they have a bit of extra Strength from the Ulfs, much better linemen (almost perfect out the box 50K with block), and more useful starting skills to do their job. Norse really need to remove opponents players to win, remove them before they remove you! The skill sets they get with the mass frenzy, Claw on the Yeti, Jump up/Block/Frenzy on the 'zerkers allow them to often be able to do this, once a few opposition players are off the pitch it becomes so much easier to move, cage, score, even with the Str and Agi 3. As a coach who has played 6 seasons in BC2 with Norse, and numerous Munch / Little Crunch tourneys with Humans (pretty successfully with both), I would definitely say Norse are stronger. To make Humans into a 'winning group' will require some luck, and a lot of skill. You only have to look at the records of the other 2 Human teams in BC2 this year to see they are not easy to win with. BC2 is harder though because of the perpetual nature of it, Humans are much stronger in shorter competitions before attrition kicks in too badly on your players and the opponents skill up. Have you tried playing Dark Elves at all? They are basically like superior Humans but without the Strength skill access. All round Agi 4 though makes them a lot easier to do stuff.