One thing I thought about recently - the car being the larger part of the percentage compared to the driver is definitely nothing new, it's as old as F1 and Grand Prix racing in general itself, and was thinking I almost spent as much time as a child reading about the legendary cars of the sport and their creators* as I did legendary drivers.
*But then that made me realise, I guess in the past when a car and/or engine was primarily the work of one lead designer, supported by a small-ish team of engineers, there was still a human story behind it, the genius of for example a Chapman, Murray, Duckworth or Forghieri etc. vs. the genius of (insert legendary driver here). Cars would often reflect the personalities of their creators, whether through creative out of the box thinking, practical solid engineering that got the job done when the circumstances called for it, pushing the limit on weight, creative aero, etc. etc.
Newey is probably the last of a breed in that regard, but increasingly modern F1 cars and engines are the product of large teams with numbers in the hundreds, simulations and iterative processes, TDs being more department heads than creators, I can maybe see how that side of the sport (which again, has always been there) is a bit less intriguing in modern times.Obviously modern F1 teams are stacked with incredibly talented engineers but we don't really have the superstar designer/TD thing anymore.
Personally I still enjoy the fact that it is a combination of car and driver, I'd find a spec F1 less interesting regardless of how much on-track action improved, but I do feel the sport (and wishes of the fanbase as a whole) is slowly but steadily heading in that direction