Football Manager could use a little dumbing down a bit, I know there are ways to automate things but FM is just too much clicking. Far too much shit involved just to play one match, let alone a whole season.
My suggestion is to bring back (somehow) the CM2 / CM97-98 interface, just a bit more updated with new features.
I wouldn't agree with that, I mean real footie managers have a load of shit to do just to prepare for one game aswell, and I like that simulation aspect. However I can understand the complaint to an extent, maybe a more rough and ready streamlined mode should be introduced, whereby you can remove parts of the game you don't want to bother with (e.g. media interaction) so that it plays quicker and isn't as hard for newbies.
@kal, no actually, FM11 changed quite a bit in terms of interactions, transfers etc. from FM10 and like Bmovie says, you can usually nab it for £18 which is pretty good value. Yeah some years the changes are more major and you can notice more difference than ones which are more subtle upgrades, but the game is always evolving and having new features added. I for one have no issue with paying that kind of money for a title which provide me with hundreds of hours of entertainment.
It is the media interaction I absolutely hate the most, I'll get Steve Clarke to do it for me. As much a headache FM can be with the glut of features it will possess, I will buy it as usual - if only to work out how I can get rid of Christian Poulson. And deleting him by using the editor is not an option, I will be fairer than that.