I do or shall i say did use free aim until now, for an hour with free aim i have been trying to enter a race only to be put into a empty lobby as the host, i just switched to auto aim and tried to race again and boom it puts me in a full lobby as the 8th man, it's a shame free aim comes with the curse of having no players except in freeroam.
I have just switched to "Noob mode" for the reason you have, I found myself always racing against 2-3 people max, why on earth should it even segregate people in normal races regardless of their aiming preference. YOU CAN'T SHOOT YOUR f*ckING GUN! ahah sorry about that... :S
Also what is the point of the shooting attribute? Oh yeah I'll max it out so my aimbot can aim even better. lmao f*ck off R*.
Auto aim isn't "noob mode." That's just something silly gamers so to make themselves feel awesome.
In both GTA IV and V, neither shooting modes are indicative of real life. There are advantages to each and I've seen plenty of players use cheap tricks to take advantage of free aim, knowing that their opponent is at a huge disadvantage because they can't lock on. I can't tell you how many times in GTA IV, a player has grabbed a security truck, Infernus, or Blista Compact, which can't be shot from the back and then nailed me over and over, knowing that even if I could run in front of it somehow, there's no possible way to shoot the driver without the ability to lock on before they can simply pull forward and get out of my line of sight. It's maddening!