i think the reason that pes 2008 disappointed people was that, for the third game in a row, it was largely unchanged.
i disagree that you can just run past players. have you tried it on harder settings or against better players?
it does have a few flaws, but frankly i'd much rather play a flawed pro ev than an improved fifa. the gameplay is more fluid, realistic and enjoyable than anything fifa can ever provide. (gees, i could go on all day).
i'm excited beyond believe at the overhaul of controls in sports games thats been afforded by the wii. things i've always wanted to do on football games are now possible. as a hardcore pes multiplayer gamer, i am ridiculously excited at the prospect of outsmarting my dumb-arse mates all over again before they got good at the others. you lot are always so negative to change. embrace it. its nice.