Yeah but I love driving games mate. I go back to them, especially in gaming droughts.
I would agree with you about older style wheels clamped to your knees or the desk. These T300 etc. take it to another level though when it comes to realism, force feedback trying to pull the wheel out of your hands when you hit a kerb for example. It's a long term purchase mate (when I get some spare dosh that is).
The G27 is a brilliant wheel set, but I think Logitech are pulling out of the market, so probably why it's such a good deal.