I miss the variety, when you had the REAL engines, V8, V10, V12, those were engines worth the F1 badge, and on that line, I miss the different manufacturers, you had Car companies, specialist companies (Cosworth, Mugen, Judd, etc.) and even a motorbike company (Yamaha). The variety is gone, especially now that transmissions are becoming an increasingly outsourced, and electronics are becoming standardised.
I miss the days when people could actually SAY something without censure, now it's the same run through the PR system drivel where press releases are the same words from different people, and the "Cool down" room is the only place besides driver and team radio (which itself filtered beforehand) where you can get some authentic thoughts.
I miss the privateer teams as well, these days it's more about boards, shareholders, etc, than any real passionate individuals. Although in fairness, passionate individuals can't get very far in modern F1 (Super Aguri, anyone?) Car companies are and always have been in F1, but now there is very little commitment to the sport itself, as soon as the suits get bored, they pull the plug, Renault is one of the most guilty parties, and anyone remember how little interest Ford put in when they were running Jaguar in the early 00's?
Launches?! Every Launch is the same old story, a few pics on the net, or just "Oh look, here's our car, nice eh?" on the first day of testing. remember when an F1 launch was.... well.. "Formula One" it was an occasion, even for back of the grid teams.
Speaking of launches, what about Liveries? Particularly in the top 3, it's more or less the same thing year in and year out, Sure Ferraris will always be red, but come on.
Normally I hate hearkening for yesteryear, but where F1 is right now, it actually may have a point.