I liked how in TE2006 positioning the player didn't matter. It was more fun because I feel in real life advanced players don't really focus on positioning that much, it comes naturally, and therefore it was more realistic that you could solely focus on other things in the game.
However, I have learned to like the positioning in TE2008. It's fun to see the player take a realistic position, also when using the average/fast auto-positioning, it really doesn't require too much focus, and you can concentrate on other things as well, such as tactics/aiming etc.
There's one problem though...when the opponent hits the ball near the lines, the ball flies diagonally, and it's hard to perceive how to position properly, and this often results either in A. error or B. you miss the ball entirely because you started hitting too early. A similar problem happens when the opponent hits a short ball, it's also hard to perceive how to position, which results in the same way.
And the issue for me is, it's not fun, it's only frustrating, and requires unrealistically much focus on the positioning.
It should be made easier, somehow, in these two cases.
I wonder if anyone else noticed/felt this too?