I can remember fm07 having people posting about how awful it was compared to the old class cm versions and how SI needed to take a break for a year. fm08 was good, I liked the engine also. I am yet to try 09 but I am downloading it on gamersgate right now.
I want more tranparency in the tactics, give us something to help us understand strengths and weaknesses, and area to tweak in our tactics. Something like an OPTA stats provider. After all, real managers look at these stats to help them don't they?