Eliminating R comps also gives the AWD rally car crowd an even bigger advantage, and increases the advantage that RWD already has over FWD. You guys ought to feel pretty bad if you get beat by a FWD SMS car. [:D]
with all due respect.. I disagree with you..
R-comps.. esp to a n00b.. is a crutch... learning to drive an AWD car is way more difficult than any FWD or RWD.. the only thing the AWD car does well is pull-itself out of corners..
everything else is worse, learning corner entry, learning how different corner entry angles will effect how you come out... how mid corner will be .. etc..
this is a BIG reason why the AWD new-guys appear to be over-driving their car more than the non-awd n00bs... IMHO.. they aren't over-driving as much as you think.. just haven't fingered it out yet.. and therefore.. push the car too hard into the corner.. botch up the mid-corner rotatation.. which then screws up their exit.. which as i mentioned.. is the one place where their car can shine.
i hope that makes sense.. at least the way I am explaining it.
the whole slow-in/fast out technique is 10 times more critcal for the EVO/WRX guys..
the STi on the other hand.. only 5 times more critical
STI > EVO > WRX (not opening that can of worms.. just poking ribs.. so no flaming) :)