I'm a pretty big DiRT series fan, loved the first three games, and I was pretty disappointed by this demo. I really like the Destruction Derby concept, but I didn't find myself having much fun in the demo. The more arcade-y controls seemed suiting for the style, but I don't feel like the overall design lends itself too greatly to the gameplay. Taking out the rewind feature makes sense in a destruction derby game, but the issue I really had was that it seems like you still just need to come in first to get the gold medal; not really encouraging the destruction aspect of destruction derby. Hopefully the full game is more focused on actual destruction derbies rather than the races.
So is it just me, or did other people come away with the same feeling?