It is not because I am a cheapskate. It is because I am competitive and will try to do the best I can.
That means spending on average an hour or more researching each stage before and during a race. And with so many races in premium, I would be spending so much time researching and planning, that I would lose out on riding/training time. So I rather sacrifice game time to ride time.
So good luck to all premium players, hope you have the time to invest to do it properly.
I will be aiming to beat you all in the standard games and standard overall and expect to do well, given my performance over past couple of seasons even if I am disadvantaged by the "unlimited" transfers