DOF speaking of black flags....
1981 was the first season I avidly watched and attended, this was the style of racing that drew myself and millions of others to be fans of driving and competing as opposed to the shock addicts requirements for crashing an confrontation.
I wish all newcomers to F1 could understand the relative merits of the cars, tracks, circuits, drivers etc. And how what they have brought to racing has changed over the years... Unfortunately you don't seem to care.
I have had races and seasons where I have despaired of what F1 has become, but it has never taken long for the racing spirit to force it's way out again. If you love racing, which I personally doubt, give it time, what you want will return, just not as a perfect facsimile of your memory, if you don't, get a life!
I shall await the ability to ignore with a growing level of anticipation, and hope you find a suitable bridge.