Point-to-points are indeed the pick of this litter
I like the game quite a lot, but it's pretty short and the online racing is usually even more of a smash up derby than FM4 can be.
The muffled cabin noise of the CTR2 hurts my ears.
I am with Wolf, I think the new DLC has really brought a lot back to the game; I had not played since November when I completed pretty much everything (970/1000) but yet this week I am putting in a couple hours a day working on the medal challenges (closing in on 200 so far). Get a new car, do a few mods, paint and do the 5 or 6 challenges and move on to the next, and I think it is pretty fun.
I will probably pick up the November car pack as that is the key to getting most of the achievements with the DLC, but I am fine with the 400msp for the complete pack essentially and the full 250 achievements.
I think if you could get the game in the $20 range it is a fun pickup, not sure the collectors edition is really worth it, seems the VIPs did not get much at all this time, more for the season pass purchasers.