I play on comprehensive and most of the time it's very difficult to get a good idea of what's happening. There's rarely a good flow to the game.
Nearly all of the highlights start from a dead ball situation, and of those most of them are free kicks.
Not only does it reduce the match into a collection of dead ball highlights, it is hugely frustrating. If my team has conceded 6 free kicks in the first half from the same position, I want to know what has taken place each time for that to happen so I can make adjustments. There's nothing worse than a highlight starting from a dead ball and a goal being scored from it. How does that add to the game experience?
The only way around this is either to watch it on full match or rewind, both not really practical.
On the rare occasion the highlights flow nicely the game is a joy to play.