As feedback in FM improves - better scouting reports, more player stats, better match analysis etc - should there be an option to turn off player attributes? Currently I find FM too easy (and believe me I'm not a great manager), even starting with a Conference North team in a space of a few months I can buy up lots of good, young, free players who can easily put me into the play-offs in the first season. This is partly due to passive and poor AI management (as highlighted in several posts on this forum) and improving this would undoubtedly make the game more challenging. However, because we can see players skills represented as numbers it makes it very easy to buy good players for your team. In fact it's difficult to make a poor signing and who IRL can name a manager who hasn't made several bad signings?
I think having the option to remove visual attributes would make us rely more on scouts and analysis of match stats to find the right player - much like a real manager would.
Personally, I think FM is advanced enough now to incorporate this option but I'd like to hear what other FMers think.