I'm going to leave my one post of feedback and leave as I don't think it needs much more than that. These are my opinions.
I've been playing the game for many years like many others and have bought every iteration since CM3. After 220 hours with FM2020 this is my opinion:
Unfortunately Football Manager 2020 is one of my least enjoyed games in the series for many years. The way FM plays means there is a fine line between a chore and a game, this feels like a chore to play. I've never really been into a lot of the fluff added to the game and things like media conferences, shouts, tunnel interviews, opposition instructions, training schedules and many more are just seen as a nuisance to me. However these can be ignored or assigned to your assistant, which is great to have the option.
The bits in FM that I do enjoy are the tactic creating, the transfer market, contracts, managing the squad, scouting and off course - the matchday.
In my opinion three of these things aren't all that enjoyable in FM2020, which makes me want to turn it off and play something else.
1. Managing the squad - I can't stand this now, when a player has a complaint, for example wants a new contract it feels like roulette, hit the line of text and hope you don't make the player unhappy. There is no consistently and it's almost impossible to have a guess at what players want to hear and these interactions happen frequently. I hate hitting continue only to be interrupted by another player whinging at me out of the blue and I have to stress over which random option to pick this time. I despise this part of the game and often save before player interactions just in case half the squad kicks off at me clicking the wrong text box. The main issue in recent games is the sheer frequency of these events.
2. Tactic creation, to be honest this is kind of the same as point 3 as it all links in. It feels like tactical instructions are often ignored and the vision I selected for the players in is not reflected in the game. In FM2020 I feel like I'm battling the AI of a computer game instead of being a Football Manager, this is killing the immersion for me.
3. Most of all the match day experience, I know the match engine is a fine balancing act, but the current one for FM2020 is an abomination, it's not enjoyable to watch, it's not carrying my tactics out to what I personally feel is an acceptable level and the sight of Mbappe missing several one on ones a game is getting frustrating and tiresome. Same with penalties. Same with many other aspects covered all over the forum by other users. It feels like SI (and the consumers more so) have been victims of the annual release schedule, this match engine and the tweaks and changes it has had in the last year or so is clearly not working properly and surely isn't working as intended by SI. FM2020 should quite simply have not been released with a match engine in the head bangingly frustrating state it's in. This is the crux for me, games are just not fun to watch unfold.
Now I love Football Manager and this version has saddened me to be honest and will make me think twice about purchasing next year at launch. I could have gone into more detail above but feel like this has been covered so much that this is more my overview of the state of the game rather than a technical unpicking.
I would love to see a year break where instead of just forcing out an iteration every November, it would give SI longer to get fundamental long running issues with key in game systems ironed out of the game, but we all know that won't happen as money talks.
Well there it is, will probably achieve very little, but feel as though I needed to posting something.
I will also caveat, I have had success. This isn't a post born out of frustration. I've done 4 seasons with Chelsea and have won the lot in season 2-4 less a few cups.
In another save I have got Leeds promoted as champions and finished 9th in the Premier League the next season.
So this isn't me doing badly and getting frustrated, this is me doing well but failing to get the enjoyment I usually get out of this great gaming series.