Ewww artificial breaks to allow others to process information. Be more efficient in game and figure out how to do that during the game please!Or use the auction breaks to check around.
I wouldn't mind seeing the auctions switch to a silent auction system with the players entering a bid and the highest one wins. Might be more strategic since you'd have to guess what someone else was willing to big and go above that. Too low, you won't win, too high, you waste money. As it stands now, its not overly strategic aside from when someone decides to bid up the price for the sake of making someone else pay more. The person willing to pay the most gets the auction every time for +1 bid over the other person willing to bid.