You know what really breaks the realism in this game for me, being able to lift a 300+ lbs of concrete 10 meters over my head. Also building a chainsaw or anger with a car engine. Yet none of the realism post ever talk about it. It's very odd. If tfp really wanted amazing realism, they should replace the 4x4 with a post war jeep with all the attachments. I would love to be able to backup to a tree and mow it down with a massive saw blade on the back of my jeep.
I honestly like how they slowed the stone age down. I always found it a bit boring when I was able to be fully decked out and have a steal base by day 7, now I barely have weapons or concrete by day 14. It's definitely a nice change of pace. I love it if they made the POIs with a minimal game stage too, it would be great to be scared of going into a factory on day one again Also I kinda like the idea of the end loot only showing up for quests. Then I wouldn't be tempted to just cheese it real quick, although a radiated feral or something standing guard would help that too. Actually, a better idea would be to have all POIs "normal" then load/change to the dungeon version with the traider quests.