You are right to some extend. But there is one big difference between why I can't go to an event as I described and why others won't go to the current races.
I become physically unwell should I go to races in which the f1 spec V10s or V8's af the past 15 years were used. No matter if the racing itself is good and worth every second of watching. The loudness of these engines as well as the screaming character is something that I physically can't cope with. I think I am not the only one who has to deal with such a hearing deficiency but I do atmit I am the most outspoken one.
As said before, there are some loud engines that I can appreciate for a while, But the rather monotous screaming high revving F1 atmo is difficult for me at any noise level, let alone as loud as happened in F1.
I doubt if any of the complainers about the current engines who would attend a race will become physically as unwell because of the noise level and sound characters as I became and will become when attending an event with those previous engines.
I did not appreciate your situation, Henri. I recall that the mid-seventies Matra V12s hurt my ears. It was easily cured by using ear plugs, or even just turning my head. In any case, at least now you can get back to live F1 races.