thing is though, in lfs you can easily get away with slides. of course it wouldnt work in real life, and imo the only car you could proper slide around a corner irl (and still be fast) would be the rb4. im not sure if its tyre physics are lack of grip or whatever, but sliding doesnt slow you down in lfs, and, in most cases, if you slide around a corner (opposite lock slide) its faster than taking it smoothly.
i think thats the point these guys are making.. that the 'proper' driving style is just not working in lfs the way it should.
besides if you look at most racecars they dont have handbrake anyway, except rally.
in saying that, i think arrechee is a great driver, no doubt, but as pearcy says, he really doesn't get the respect he could/should have by using these exploits. i think there are many examples of this exploit at work, for eg: zanini at as7r in the fzr, using both exploits and/or cheats to their pull potential. it's not just arrechee who is doing it. another example is as1 fz5, that lap is almost impossible to beat with a 'normal' driving style, because you just can't physically carry that much corner speed into the corners as he does, and get it turned in as well, no matter how open your diff is (it will just slide way too much) or how much grip your set has (just won't turn fast enough). usually if you have awesome corner entry speed you sacrafice exit speed, but with the handbrake technique, it squares the car up for you. so you can basically have a straight exit, and get heaps of entry and exit speed, without lacking too much mid corner speed. i think this is the main reason that people are against it.