well, technically you never buy stuff but only lend it for the duration of your subscription. says so in the fine print of every single iRacing "transaction" you gave your consent to. i agree that this is unusual in the world of racing games, if you consider iracing to be the guys who own the tennis courts and you the guy who wants to play on their courts, well, where do you borrow the shoes and racket and balls? This is their business model, quite unlike any of their competitors. The real development in iRacing is not the stuff we see here but the move to better more stable servers they did some weeks back, i think.