If eveyone is getting their panties in a bunch due to an option, than what is everyone going to do when the next physics change comes? Is everyone going to whine and complain like they are now?
I think most of you seem to forget that you are playing an 'alpha', a game that isn't even 'beta'. Things are going to change, its the nature of the beast. LFS isn't done, there are going to be additions, modifications and maybe even subtractions from features, options, menus, interfaces, physics, damage, the simulation as a whole. All of these things will, in the end, make and keep LFS the awesome simulation that it is.
The poll doesn't lie. The majority of people who voted like the feature, some, as myself, would like it to me modified so you can move the view within a certian 'box' for some flexibility.
For autox chasecar is unfair. You can try to think of all the reasons in the world it isnt but it is. IMO its almost cheating, you can see everything that is around the car all the way up to the door sils. That's something you can't do in real life even if you move your seat all the forward up to the wheel and raise it up all the way till you can't feel your 'manpices' anymore.
Guess it all comes down to this....LFS is a simulation, it does its best to simulate driving a real car. Like many others said, you don't drive your car in real life by sitting on the roof or flying 6-12 feet behind it. It almost bothers me that there is such negativity about an option. What happends if brake fade is introduced, "I CANT STOP ANYMORE THIS IS CRAP". What if all these little things everyone wants to be implemented are finally added? It already shows that a lot of people are not really ready for a 'simulation', they just want an arcade game with ultra-real physics and features.