I love this video... it is funny as hell.. LOL
Been a GT fan, I have no problem with the lack of damaging. Although it would be great if Polyphony included it.... But I would give up damage model and better crash simulation for better car model, driving physic, track reproduction and more vehicle collection anyday.
I play GT to get a taste of many cars that I would probably never able to own in real life... I am not interested in finding out their crash rating (let National Highway Traffic Safety Administration worry about that) as I never want to crash my RL car.
Grid is great, I would buy it if it is on the par with Dirt. But they are in a different racing genre than GT.