How could you say the game was a beta. Even when Gt5 launched it still had by far the most content than any racer on the market. 1000 cars that handle excellently (yes I know they are standard but some of the most fun to be had in gt5 is from the standard cars.....try the RUF Yellowbird, no aids and comfort medium tires for an awesome time), 27 locations ( not tracks as Forza 3 appears to have have more tracks than GT5....that is until you realise that Sedona has 10 tracks, Benchmark has 14 tracks and sidewinder has 18 tracks, thats 3 locations not 42 tracks. Stupid PR.) and you know the rest of the feature lists I am sure. Yes it was released unfinished though however I think that it is the hardcore that notice these flaws more. In fact the public love Gt5 apparently as it is still in the top 20 weekly Ps3 games sold, a year on. The new DLC has been downloaded over 1 million times already and I think that is what keeps GT5 alive despite its shortcomings. The community and fanbase is second to none in terms of size and support.