As a relatively new fan of the series I'd feel a lot more comfortable playing/helping the team if I could get my hands on the vehicles in a custom setting. I'd also like an opportunity to explore the maps on my own and be able to mess around with some of the game mechanics/physics with a friend or two outside of a competitive arena. Is this not possible?
Also, am I missing something or is there no way to quit out of a lobby once the game ends? It seems like they make you stay there all the way up until the next game is ready to go and then, and only then, are you given the option to quit. Who in their right might thought this was a good idea? You're obviously going to have people who want/need to quit after a match and to make them wait for the next game to launch is not only infuriating but it also seems to shoot its own matchmaking in the foot because what are full teams after letting nobody leave after the previous game, aren't going to be full when people start dropping out. If someone can explain to me what I'm doing wrong by not being able to exit or at least try to explain to me the madness behind what appears to be an epic design flaw, I'd appreciate it.