It's not nearly as bad as people think. I've raced over 30 races each time with catchup on. I'd say 50% of those the leader that led at start had won the race.
People over react to everything if it isn't exactly how they want it.
Welcome to the 'me' 'now' pathetic generation
That's because if you don't make the lead you will spend the majority of time playing bumper cars with kids/noobs and smashing into laggy/pop up traffic.