People have bought the Kartsim mod and talked about how good it is to have laser scanned tracks, despite the fact they'll probably never drive the track in real life (and even if they eventually do, the surface details will probably have changed by then). So, again, a detailed (but not laser scanned) track would do just as good a job for those people. A flat track with no surface details is definitely lacking, but non-laser tracks don't have to be like that. It's annoying when people basically dismiss a track because it's not laser scanned. Marketers love those people, because a clever label can make all the difference.