I've never played Grand Prix Legends myself, although I've been intrigued from time to time. I'm more of a GTR2 man myself, although I'm planning on trying rFactor 2 when its fledging is more full.
Considering the number of virtual racing devotees on Head-Fi, I've always thought we should organize a Head-Fi Virtual Series - but the issue is that none of us seem to play the same games
EDIT: And I think the advances in simulation equipment probably have as much to do with the ease of transfer as any potential dumbing-down of race cars; my own car isn't anything near as computerized as a Formula car, and I've found that simulation driving helps noticeably with the real car.
Edited by Exediron - 8/29/13 at 9:44pm