Not a successful one unfortunately.
This is really the nub of the argument - what you consider success, and how far you're prepared to go to achieve it.
Real life analogy which you can shoot down all you will. A man works hard, progresses through the ranks and earns a decent salary. Buys himself a massive house and massive garden, all the mod cons you could want, and retires at 50. Success, right? In isolation, yes. But if down the road there's a family living in one room with a leaking roof who don't have enough to eat, is the notion of the retired bloke with his massive house still a success? Not in my book. Success for me is defined through collective achievement, not individual. If I was the retired bloke I couldn't live with myself.
I can understand that everyone wants Liverpool to have a trophy cabinet full of shiny, pretty, gleaming things. I want that too. But I don't want it at any cost. Given the choice between a healthy, competitive domestic league where we don't win everything in sight, and the ruination of competitive domestic football where we win everything, I'm taking the former every time. And I think the point at which the big clubs grab the totality of the resources which they feel they generate, rather than sharing them out, then there's a serious chance of domestic football being fucked.
There are other things I'd sacrifice for success, too. This will be controversial too, but if we were at OT in the last minute of the last match of the season and needed one goal to win the league, and Gerrard had a chance to dive and win us a penalty, I'd prefer it if he didn't. I'd rather not win anything by cheating; I'd rather come second with integrity intact. I can't consider winning through cheating to be worth a bean.
This is really a political argument, and I'm a bit surprised that so few supporters of a club in Liverpool are against this move. I suppose that for those of you who define success purely in terms of trophies, then of course it makes sense to grab as much revenue as you can, regardless of its effect on other clubs. We just have a different set of priorities. And you're right, that doesn't necessarily make you a bastard. But if you've been offended by me calling you a bastard, then you're definitely a soft twat