So what does it all mean for you, the player? Choice, mostly. There's no excuse for not mastering power drives or accurate putts, since the tools to help you are all to hand. Under normal circumstances the presence of so many aids would make the game too easy, but the new skill system balances that out by requiring solid all-round play in order to max out your statistics, regardless of what features you use to help you make the shot. In other words, newcomers get more help than before, while long-term fans have more access to, and input into, the data behind their career than ever. It's not a perfect balance, but it's pretty damn close.