How about this for a reason for losing interest;
I played LFS back when it's system demands were so high that I could only run 1 car on track (very early demo days). Online was a joke, people who'd been around longer than me were using their cars to do online Ballet, (looked like a hack to me hehe) I already had a wheel, was into racing 'games' and GPL offline. LFS was different, can't remember how I found out about it anymore.
With LFS, the 'weight' of the car directly translated to the feel of the wheel. I could see it's potential and was hooked.
...Anyway.. several upgrades later I had S1 and grew to love it all the more. It remained my number 1, it's development was inclusive, you really got the impression that the DEVs were into and 'in' the community.
My problem Started AS A RESULT OF MORE CONTENT BEING INTRODUCED (lol)
S2 was announced as 'alpha' and as such, buggy and soon to change.
there were exploits that needed fixing and they were fixed but I was holding out for a STABLE version so that learning to race again would be worth it and not patched out. I HATED the IDEA that there were bugs in it (dunno if that makes sense to any of you oldies that might still be around) so I had S2 and waited, didn't race much, just waited, when I 'popped back' to see the lie of the land, boy was I slow, S2 was still alpha (read unstable - in my eyes anyway) and lo and behold I became a frustrated forummer hehe
I think I probably participated in the first of these type of bashing threads way back then (sorry)
anyway, I've just heard (in this thread actually) that S2 is NO LONGER alpha!!
Did I miss a meeting?