I remember downloading R3E as soon as the teaser was released. I raced for about 5 minutes only to uninstall the product with a sad face: it was not the Simbin im used to with GTR EVO etc. The steering with the G27 felt like i was driving with the keyboard. Now the open beta. I just spent 25 euro's on tracks and cars and went for a spin on Zandvoort with the Audi R8. I have raced Zandvoort very often with GTR Evo so i have a good track knowledge. My personal opinion at the stage which the open beta is right now: the menu is pulling my hair out. It looks very trendy and i like the style but its a maze to me. I just cant find my way in 1 look. I wanted to set the steering angle. I had done it before so i knew the option should be somewhere...after going through the menu again...and again i finally found it.The track selection screen: why should i first choose the country...i just want to see all track layouts in 1 screen. But i know that after a while i will get used to it. The garage, hopefully Simbin will build in the same pit screen as in all previous Simbin titles with a race screen. I followed the Logitech G27 setup from the forum (thanks for that!!!) and i started my rounds at the get real level. I really had to get used to the braking. I braked way too late. Once i knew the braking points i must say: it feels good. I have enough feel for the car when the ass want to slip away due to my early throttle. I certainly like the off road feel. I really wants to drag you further into the mud as you keep flooring it. The oversteer recovery feels good. For me it much easier to recover than in GTR2 or EVO so i cant tell if its to lame or that GTR2 / EVO is too aggressive. Graphics looks good and the sound is okay, although im missing the www.gtr3.com sounds. I cant use TrackIR, nor can i adjust my seating position or watch a replay...the buttons are mapped but it wont work. So i dont know what is working and what is not. Would be nice to have a full list of items marked in red / orange / green were green is "working" / orange is next build / red is final release. What i truly do not like and i never will like is that Simbin wants money for liveries. Just cant stand it! The whole Eula just shouts "Show me the money cause there will be no modding". Simbin will never ever achieve the amount of tracks modders has created for pervious simbin titles. They want money for cars....okay, but liveries....common!!! So far so good. I have spent 25 euro's on the open beta and that's enough for now.