My opinion: please do not eliminate this realistic feature. I have now experienced the "issue" that many are taking about and it is normal/realistic behaviour that you would have to use the clutch to shift down after spinning off a track, in gear, and having the wheels go backwards. The engine should stall as well! It should either be a separate option or accompany the higher skill level setting, or whatever, but not eliminated because people don't understand how transmissions operate. And yes, this "penalty" of needing to use the clutch (or a mapped button for those who don't have a controller clutch) after doing something stupid should apply even when "auto clutch" aid is enabled. I have yet to find a situation where you couldn't get back to N or 1st gear. Lots of race cars with otherwise clutchless sequential transmissions also require the clutch to get into first gear...please simulate that too, where appropriate, for the higher skill levels.