This thread/pool is not meant to be a comparison with other sims or to denegrate the game. Just to know how you feel about the changes on tyre model and why. I don't know if it got more real, as I'm not a professional driver or had a chance to drive a racecar on track, actually, not even a road car on track to test its limits. But in my opinion before the 1.5 patch cars demanded more on throttle control and were less prone to understeer. That was more fun to drive (of course with all assists off).