I don’t think they marketed this at all well (typical Nadeo). After looking into it a bit I realized you get 100 official maps + 365 tracks (1 per day) per year for 10 USD (that you keep forever after your subscription expires) which is very reasonable. It’s also a non-repeating subscription so you manually pay for a year and then will have to manually renew it when it expires.
I like the new flat look, it’s very clean and neat. Physics are awesome as always. I even like the soundtrack. I mean they’ve been remaking the same game since, what 2003 so they should be pretty good at it by now. It’s more Trackmania. If you enjoyed the others then you’ll enjoy this too.