I've become convinced that my presentation was what led to me sucking in the recent editions. Starting from the upcoming version I'm returning to formal user photos, complete with a the suit like the ones on the cover or at the very least a tie.
I've never paid full retail for FM, I always got the Russian version. It was only after being unable to find a working one last year that I happened to see that Steam was having one of their mega-sales that I spent something like $31 on it.
I'm already trying to avoid paying full retail for FIFA 13, $80 means it's time to receive another one from Russia with love.