I recently bought an xbox, and the other day I had a mate around who showed me the forza 2 demo. I thought, hmmm yeah worth a try, and then showed him LFS on the PC. I was actually embarrassed
because there is simply no "wow" factor in LFS anymore. It has really aged
So I bought a preowned copy of forza 2 for AU $13 and have been enjoying it massively.
The only thing LFS has that Forza doesn't in the physics department is flipping, and we all know how unrealistic they are in LFS (fly me to the moon!). With the upgrades and tuning and telemetry, Forza has so much more motorsport
than LFS ever will. Which is sad, because I really wanted scawen & co to keep the dream alive...
As for LFS's other drawcard - online play - well let's just say I haven't enjoyed a good race in LFS for a while due to low aussie servers (almost always drift). I've had Forza for 2 days and I had my first live game lastnight and had a blast. LFS is still good for large races, but most of my races were low population anyway.
I can even skin in Forza!! Decals give me instant gratification as I'm playing, or I can spend ours making skins like I do for LFS if I wished.
And boy is it nice to drive real cars for once... sure Gran Turismo has been doing this for ages, but Forza is SO much better. I think of it as the finer points of LFS + Gran Turismo.