The problem with this approach is I/we need give Konami our money to find out they bullshitted us all again, and by then its too late as they will have our money, and we will have their coffee cup coaster.
Demo is no use as that doesn't mean a thing when the retail version of the game is totally adjusted and a world away from the demo and other beta test versions we all had a go at prior to buying the final game.
Once, or rather 10 times bitten, 11 times shy. No way is PES 19 going to be a purchase on the day for most on here, its been short of a 'must buy' on day one for many years now in fact, that trend will continue no doubt until EA wipes PES out completely and then its Hobson's choice for footy game players.
No, sorry to be blunt but the problem is you here in the situation you are talking about.
You are making the decision to buy the game on release day. You are admitting to being easily impressionable and that you have a desire to have the latest new thing.
You have plenty avenues that can be explored ahead of a purchase, but you are not affording yourself the opportunity to use them. You aren't holding yourself and your purchasing habits to account. Nobody likes hearing that (even I) but that is the fact here. It is actually easier to not spend money on PES at all than ever, and it ain't got anything to with quality of the product.
You say "no way is PES19 going to be a purchase on the day for most on here" I'll hold you to that and it isn't on account of a belief in the product but that you are not alone in being able to be easily influenced or swayed, either by advertising promotion or what others are doing around you. We're all guilty of that in life. Anyone who suggests differently is lying. Like I said, I'll hold you to those words there. Big claims being made there and who knows, you might prove to be right. I personally would not bet on that.
You can actually play this game, or a version of it, for £0.00. Just one way in which you can choose not to be ripped-off or utilise some buyer discretion. Current model sees that released a couple of months after the retail game, you could use that time to assess things before trying it for yourself for, and I say again, £0.00. Okay, so it is a bit restricted, but you would have two months worth of discussion regards other modes to consider, but then have that access to see if the base gameplay is for you or not for the princely sum of... you guessed it, £0.00. This was something I said could be looked at and changed, regards how it is released but folk said they don't want that. Fair enough, but I can't think of a better way to compromise and gain feedback than give me something for free initially. I'd spend a fair amount of time feeding back on something that was offered up for my consideration for free. The sheer volume of feedback would increase dramatically, especially if they shifted a free version to a release way ahead of it's retail release and also that of other titles. If the feedback was that "GAMEPLAY AWESOME. MYCLUB AWESOME" by that higher volume player base, then at the very least they would something regards feedback. Yeah, you and others might not like that, but you want Konami to have all the money, right? That requires an additional revenue stream in this day and age. FIFA's FUT is not some gift to customers, it's a revenue stream, so even the biggest of developers and publishers rely on it to some degree. Just a fact. They want the product to maintain itself, and what better than to create a billion dollar industry out of the game itself?
Extends to everyone that last part. This is the reality. This is the fact. If you want a game that is licensed up to the eyeballs and has high production values, amazing modes and alike, then that needs money. If you don't want them to explore ways of making that money, and instead just want them to work really hard and just see what happens, in this day and age, you are asking for way too much; you aren't thinking logically or in real-world terms, especially when considering an annual franchise. Decisions to be made then.
You'll get your hobson's choice if you deny reality. Deny the existence of capitalism. It is that simple. It hasn't happened precisely because there is a market, and it isn't just a marketplace for products to be sold. That marketplace offers ideas and exchange too.
To use a drinks analogy, FIFA is Coca-Cola, and PES is Irn Bru. One utterly dominates the other in sales, but the one with the least sales, and way less a reach, has its customers and can operate at a tidy profit in the same marketplace. So, you might argue that Konami should just ditch myClub and cater for it's own in the market, no? Yeah, but who says all its own think the same, or play the game for the same reasons? Do you want them to speculate then? What if that proves terminal? Well, that is capitalism, for better and worse, but what is also capitalism is trying to identify where your market is, to try grow that and operate within the bigger marketplace with decent health, and do that in as risk-averse a fashion as possible. Betting the farm on what could be, and I believe is, that minority that is ML/Career Mode players isn't the way to go. Do you think FIFA would exist happily (in terms of both stakeholders and customers happiness) without FUT now? No chance. Not happening. They would never speculate like that, and that franchise is a goliath in gaming in general. They'll be thinking of other ways to get even more money, not less, if anything. Nope, no way would EA pull the plug on FUT. No way Konami pull the plug on myClub, even if they wanted to make the best ML ever, and I think they do; they have to if those on here who say FIFA sells because of an amazing career mode are correct. It just isn't going to happen, pulling the plug on myClub, for business reasons and football culture reasons.