I guess comparing a sim racer to arcade racers is a little unfair. So here's an interesting comparison shot between 2 car sims. (Click for big)
I rest my case. Although I can't help but feel a little bad for them. GT 5 was obviously made by guys who love cars very much. Perhaps even a little too much, if the robust high-res photo mode is any indication. According to some of my friends who bought the game, there's almost an encyclopedic variety of cars from every decade. Most of them are more for novelty though and not any good at all to drive.
So why waste time including all these cars? I mean, I can sort of understand them. I love bicycles, and the riding thereof. But even though I'd love to own a 1987 Bianchi specialissima X4, I'd never want to ride one in the Giro d'Italia. I wouldn't want to ride a 91 Norco Kokanee in the Leadville 100 either. I guess I will just never understand the car-loving mentality.
Regardless, maybe if they'd spent less time meticulously modelling the interiors of a couple hundred cars, they could have spectators that don't look like this.
And now I'll shut up about this forever.