Games like Football Manager strive to become more and more intricate and to provide near realism in terms of the interface of the game, from tunnel interviews to player interaction and training tactics. Every year there are new complexities to the game. I have seen a pretty significant decline in conversation in this forum over the years, and I wonder if people have stopped playing the game with regularity, and if so, has the whole thing just become too complicated? It has for me. I don't enjoy the near realism of the game as much as I enjoyed the more "arcade" version from a decade ago. It was simpler, and much easier to move through a season and to me, much more enjoyable. I have tried a few times in the last few years to get into the latest versions of FM, without success. Maybe the genre of management versus actually controlling the players in a hi-def competitive gaming environment has lost ground? Previously, I enjoyed playing FIFA as much as I enjoyed manager games. I always thought the marriage of the two would have been the ultimate game, but I can't see that happening unless EA buys whoever produces FM.