It looks like nobody responsible in those functions within the FIA or anything like that seems to get that the problem is that when you're going for 'purpose-built' stuff, you are actually making things artificially controlled, which is generally the entire problem in F1 nowadays, as mentioned above by another member regarding DRS, i hate it to my guts aswell.
I get that there are safety measures to take, and that when you make a new circuit you think about what you want.
The fun about F1, or F1 in the past, to be honest, is that cars are built according a certain philosophy and as such, one car works great on a track, and then on another track it's the opposite.
That opens up the playing field, makes it less predictable and makes it harder for engineers to come up with something that will work as perfect as it can for every track.
If you start building tracks according to a philosophy where you want to artificially create something exciting, you're gonna start thinking in boxes and working with a 'mold', as if doing factory work.
For example, i am excited for Zandvoort's return on the F1 calender, it's a historic F1 track that even though has been rearranged a bit in the past decades since it's last F1 GP, and is going to get some alteration before the GP next season, it's not 'purpose-built' and thus has it's own, existing, character.
Though i hugely favour Zandvoort, Assen would have been interesting too. People complain or argue that it would not fit F1 for some reason, but i think those people miss out on the point that that's exactly why it would fit F1, because it's different, because it requires skill.
I think Laguna Seca for example in it's current outfit would not get a FIA-licensed approvel for F1. Which i think is a shame because i think Laguna Seca would be a fantastic and exciting track for Formula 1.
Hockenheim imho has never been the same since they destroyed it's original fantastic layout and replaced it with something boring. The entire 'soul' of the track has been destroyed.
Tracks need to be exciting, daring, and somewhat dangerous. It doesn't need to be stupid, offcourse.
But let's take Brazil for example, Sao Paulo. That old pitlane entry divider is bonkers if you think about it,
but it is magnificient, daring, and you need to be balls to the walls driver to dare and make a move close to it.
How many terminal accidents or permanently handicapped accidents happened there? i can't even remember a single one to be honest.
anyway, i'm willing to give this track a chance, so i'm gonna wait and see. But many exciting tracks have been sacrificed for cr*p.