I've started to play some of the Blueprints created by other players. So far they are not amazingly compelling as things like Skill targets feel like the best the other player has been able to achieve with no way to make incremental improvements towards the goal.
The Subaru WRX STI feels like a complete monster to drive, it feels like you blow the opposition away on trail races.
There are some genuine step changes in the graphics like the weather effects where a bank of cloud casts a shadow over the landscape.
Australia is beautiful driving environment and the game features the first genuine urban environment in the series.
The Crew is the only other game I've seen do this well with long sweeping highways rolling into suburbia and then the denser grids of the city proper.
Having the game talk to you and use your name has not ceased to unnerving, I expect a gap in the voice acting where the personalisation happens in the script. Instead I get my satnav making suggestions to me.
The future is sinister.