I never used to bother with cockpit view in racing games. However, recently I've been playing through GRID and Dirt 2, two games which I've found to be great fun with cockpit view.
GRID 2 is nearing completion and I've been quite excited about this game, that was until I found out they have chosen to drop cockpit view.
Their reasoning was that only 5% of their players use cockpit view and the time spent to implement this feature wasn't justifiable if it was only to be used by so few people.
This is quite a shame, because while not too long ago I didn't care much for cockpit view, I now know I would not able to enjoy GRID 2 the same, without it.
Anyway, Codemasters' comments got me thinking, how many of the 95% are like I used to be and just never gave cockpit view a fair go.