I don’t like any of the options.
I like the basis of your suggestion Soull, but I want to play with my friends, so out of the 4 slots in a fam, at least 1 should be a draft, preferably 2.
Also, no custom races is nonsense
You get arguments about drafts that all active players join together and new players don’t get a chance. But right now the fam that will win the galaxy is just the one with the least inactives. Because of starting ressies they get so far ahead they can’t be caught up with.
So my suggestion, but I guess nobody else gets a say:
Fam size: 3 or 4
Drafts: 1 or 2
6 week round
3 day market delay
customer races YES
3 day market and attack delay
normal starting units + 3 eships
build delay after attack: yes