As for the steering smoothness, that's not a problem of AC, but mainly of the nature of force feedback. It simply can't create as much force as a real life steering wheel would do (with most wheels on the market).
Well if you put an on-board up of someone who isn't so smooth it might be more comparable. I found with EVERY sim the more you practise the more smooth you get until the point you're making only a tiny amount of corrections... it's inevitable. Even Richard Burns Rally where you just become in tune and are hardly making any unwanted corrections. So even if a sims physics are perfect it's hard to compare to real life where you have less practise and a greater amount of feedback coming your way.
I don't think that's what he means. It looks like the steering rack ratio is lower numerically in AC, causing the driver to not have to turn the steering wheel as much for corners. In the first corner, for instance, the real car's steering goes past 180 degrees, while the sim car only goes to about 90.
It's possible that it's simply the way it's being driven, but I kind of doubt it.
You're referring, I assume, to comment about how it looks like the real car is returning far more force to the driver and what you say is true (although just how much "kick-back" a modern GT with large power assistance actually will generate is a good question too, we're not going to be at the top end of the scale there), but with my FFB turned up, then with a light grip on the wheel I should still at least feel my wheel trying to make those movements. For me the McLaren GT3 is perhaps a little too remote feeling.
I dunno, I've been driving LFS exclusively with racing line, but I think I'm doing rather well without it in the rest of the simulators. Somehow I just felt like I needed that line in LFS, because it was well done and good pointer on most of the tracks.
Agreed, the old Silverstone was my ALL time favourite track, despite everyone calling it boring. This new one just made it lose all the charm. It's not that many changes, but still too much to be as fun.
Nah, that's the truth. I can drive as quick without it, but gives me a safe feeling when it's turned on. Btw, I just had to give a go for the E30 @ Silverstone, didn't have much time for it though. Gonna try again tomorrow.