League racing has become the new "clean" public racing at the moment imo.
Quite alot of leagues are running atm that people just turn up and race, with little or no practise, just to get a clean race. This doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing.
Also, since the really big teams have basically given up for the time being, this has opened the door to a lot of teams that wouldn't normally get into certain leagues a chance to race. Again, I would look at it like a opportunity for some teams/racers, rather than a negative.
We have what we have, and if you enjoy LFS there is plenty out there, you just need to look a bit more for it