An Idea to be considered. How many times have we all got a new game or sim and spent at least the first five minutes hiting enter to try and skip a intro video or some other useless gabage before we even get to the main menu? To many games and sim's alike fall prey to the idea of being pritty first. Don't get me wrong I love good graphics and sometimes have a hard time replaying some of my old favorites after so many years. My point is that by creating a entry into the game without all the frills you can add a button that allows the user to choose to watch the intro and not be forced into it at every corner. There is no reason at all anyone can give me that we need a movie at the begining of a game when don't need one. Thus creating a stream lined user interface thats direct and to the point, This will clearly reduce time spent on useless assets and reduce pruduction times. Case in point NFS shift 2 unleashed, Sure it looks fancy and its a sight to be hold. Buts theres no reason to waste the users time and resources that have nothing to do with my gaming experience. Another example and a very frustrating one Dirt 3 and dirt 2 had a pretty serious fault. If you had to restart your career or something similar you are forced to sit through all sorts of frustrating videos and load screens and accept this and that. I cannot imagine I'm the only one that feels this is very intrusive, and can ruin the mood to race all together. In my opinion to much time and effort has been wasted in rescent years on having some flashing menu system that add no real value to the gameplay as a whole. Sure some console gamers might get a wiff of some eye candy from across the room because of such needless graphical nonsence, but in the end we look back at some of the industry leading examples (Rfactor, Iracing) these sims have skipped most or all of this eye candy and gone straight for the metaphorical jugular when it comes to direct to the nitty grity. I think by dumping the user right to a main menu with obvious buttons to cinimatics and other candy you will make the majority client/user much happier.