I never complained myself,I was a Montoya fan and he wasn't shy when it came to overtaking and I don't feel sorry for the guys that don't posses the skill,also the chase is more exciting to me than the actual pass,lap after lap hunter vs prey in a relentless pursuit,I also love good hard defending and don't understand the need of 80 meaningless/fake overtakes a race I'd rather have 25 real ones like it's always been.
Cars that are running close to each other are setting close to the same times - what a shocker! Drivers having to decide when to push and when not to - based on the circumstance they find themselves in...Kimi trying to two stop and burning up his tires and getting passed by the three stopper cars...oh the HORROR!
It's the same for everybody. It's good for F1...I dare you to go look at the complaints about F1 from like 2001 to 2006...everyone crying about how processional F1 had become...DRS is an invention of the TWG which is the teams, not the FIA...these tires come from all the complaining in the past about no overtaking...well now you got what you want and your complaining. It's the same for everyone...adapt or lose to the teams that get on with it and figure it out - it's that simple.
Now all the thrills are gone,tires won't let you chase/pursuit,DRS has turned overtaking into a formality and defending along with it.I have no idea who was complaining in 2001-06 but I'm sure it was NONE Ferrari fans being tired of domination. I hated the fact as well but NEVER the Racing itself,NEVER.
What would I give for a Schumacher-Montoya duel about now.
And what do you teach the young generation of Karting with aspirations of being F1 drivers? Being fast,a good overtaker or defender doesn't matter now because in F1 the most important skill is looking after your tires.
It has been said endlessly that you can't cure cancer with aspirin,which F1 has been trying for years and we have this current circus as a result.