I love these little widgets; they can provide a whole guff of info in such a small space. Hopefully we'll see more of them in the future.
There's a certain allure to this game; I've played a few of its predecessors. I find motorcross bikes and ATV's more interesting than those safer steel cages known as cars (there are off-road trucks and rails, too). Not to mention that dirt is far more amusing than pavement in my opinion.
The games comes out on December 17th. If dirt tracks and off-road vehicles are your thing, keep an eye out for this one.