Up until tonight, I had played maybe 8 missions online, and most when I was a low level. I've raced my way to level 100+ and tonight played a few missions with friends. The payouts are terrible, the cost to play is extremely high and there's a large potential for failing with no return for money invested. Racing is guaranteed money, quicker mission time, and no investment (unless you want to use custom cars). It's amazing to me how terrible the reward for the missions was. Perhaps this is a widely discussed and known thing, but I visit the forums about once a day and haven't seen a topic like it.
I know people are fed up with missions because of recent pay cuts, but what are your thoughts on the direct comparison between races and missions?