I can have league races in other titles like AMS2 and rF2, that are also more fun to drive, but I don't like schedules and duties in sim-racing. And when iRacers think it's okay, that all vintage series are dead since years, they suffer from Stockholm Syndrom. Just make them free or at least for 2,50 bucks and we see, that they will revive. It just needs a spark to put on the fire. But it seems not only the iRacing stuff is stubborn and refuse innovation and more diversity.
No need to be insulting or condescending to those that don't want to race vintage series as often as you. I like vintage cars. A lot. The car that hooked me on sims was the formula classic in AMS 1 (essentially an unofficial McLaren MP4/4). I own the Lotus 79 in iRacing...but I still don't drive it, nor do I even hotlap it often.
My personal reasons:
1) driving vintage cars to the limit (read: H-pattern shifting) take more out of you than other cars, especially when you get on higher end hardware. It was a piece of cake on a G27, not so much on current gear.
2) I'm no alien, but given the way the iRating system works, I'd rather not tank my score on a car I don't have enough hours on to be competitive (enter reason 1 again).
3) The modern open wheelers are also fun and scratch that itch for me. Nothing about being brainwashed, I just enjoy the process of racing, the cars matter but not as much as the battles and strategy involved. I personally think the whole "vintage good, modern bad" mentality is more of a brainwashing than anything else. Not an attack, just my thoughts.
It's a welcome addition however are we still racing on ice?
LOL...I don't think it feels like ice based on the cars I drive. Your mileage may vary.