I think the idea of having the rewind function sounds terrible.I was a massive fan of Forza 2 because it was the most realistis racing sim available at the time, and took ages to master, and even at that, I never fully did.Qith this new function it takes away some of the "skill" required to win the races, and I know sometimes its frustrating crashing on the last lap and coming in 4th but having disappointment in games is needed.I think it takes away some of the true simulation of the game and puts it into the arcade/sim category along with GRiD and a few others which I never totally enjoyed because it was still very very arcadey.
Each to their own I suppose, but I really really hope that they havent dumbed down Forza 3 in order to get some of the NFS crowd involved
you can probably disable the rewind feature by selecting a lower difficulty setting,or using a custom difficulty, just like you disable the optimal/brake/gas line in forza 2 and the other stuff.
This is an added feature, it doesn't dumb down the regular game at all. and it's there so you can please both the hardcore sim racers who still get the best sim there is out there while us more casual racers who still want a realistic game can enjoy it without getting frustrated about a minor stupid mistake at the end of the nurburgring .... Might be surprising, but there are actually people that don't think it's fun to restarts a 15+ minute race because of one damn miss.
and it's not like it can even be used in multiplayer anyway.