I am new to Trackmania for about 2 months now.(June2010). I have been playing on line racing games for about 5 years now.It all started with NFS HP2 then to TDU Test Drive Unlimited and last year NFS SHIFT.I like this game for the track building option. It give's the user freedom to change the game to his/her liking.It's still an arcade game but one of the better ones in it's class. I like SIM racing to duplicate real world racing with all it;s rules and car adjustments for performance.I am a Moderator at EAOUTLAWS.com for TDU and HP2. Also for NFS shift, but the lack of support for EA games has made me look elsewhere for some new competative racing.