Just to clarify... My point wasn't that the soft-limiter was such a crowning achievement. Instead, it was how starved the media and fans are for innovation that something as relatively simple as the soft-limiter created such a buzz at the time....Of course... there is the constant drumbeat to bring back innovation to the cars.... I'm right there with that drumbeat. I remember a few years back when Scott Sharp's team developed the 'soft limiter' which gave him an advantage to keep him out of the momentum killing 'hard limiter' and ultimately saw him win the pole that year. The media immediately jumped on this tiny innovation almost like they did with the Penske push-rod Mercedez. It became a story itself. I've long advocated opening the rulebook more for the Indy 500. .