Don't get me wrong. There is much that can only be learned through experience. There is just no substitute. My beef is with how much there is that I just learn by accident. There are certain things sim racers simply should not have to wait years to understand. For example, shouldn't new sim racers be aware that immersion grows with skill development and experience? Shouldn't they understand that setups have the power to transform vehicles they wouldn't touch and consider undriveable into favorite vehicles? Shouldn't they know that default setups almost always suck and not to confuse a terrible default setup with a terrible vehicle? Shouldn't they know how important it is to develop their skills with a balanced vehicle (including brake bias) so they are able to execute maneuvers? Shouldn't they know the power of championships to inject focus, purpose and meaning into their sim racing? Shouldn't they be able to look forward to the moment things "click" and they are forever able to identify opportunities for improvement and practice and test for hundreds of laps when fatigue sets in before boredom? Shouldn't they know the addictive power and satisfaction of testing? Shouldn't they (especially console converts) understand basic auto racing concepts without having to fumble their way through two confusion and unfamilar worlds at the same time (sim world and auto racing worlds)? Why must we learn so much by accident? Why am I still learning seven years on? How do new sim racers even know what they want or, even less likely, what it's called or how to ask for it? What else could they (I?) know now? Why so many secrets? How many sim racers have given up navigating such unnecessarily mysterious terrain?