I said it before and I´ll say it again, everyone is entitled to say they prefer 5´sw driving, but calling it an improvement is just either lying or living in denial.
Everytime I read 5 is an improvement, the reason always is that the game allows something that shouldn´t be allowed, so ignorant/unskilled driver is happy because of it.
Like "5´s good because you can control your car on grass easily". Sorry, that´s not an improvement, that´s a step back. Because cars ARE hard to control on grass.
There were so many people who thought GTA 4's driving sucked, when the fact was that it's them themselves who suck, unable to adapt and learn how to drive properly using the new and improved physics, which were clearly a vast improvement over all of the past GTAs. I can see how those morons would honestly think GTA 5's more simplified, dumbed-down driving is better. And I can kinda understand why R* would cater to the crybabies, they were so vocal. Far more vocal than all of us who loved GTA 4's driving.
I really hated GTA 5's driving for the first several hours of the game, it felt like Driving For Stupid Babies. It felt like it was hard to make a mistake. But I got used to it pretty quick. It's not that bad.