Fuck that bit. Seriously.
But yeah, I've been getting back into Rising lately as well. I'd missed the recent batches of DLC, so had loads of new tracks to play through (bought the season pass on release), which was nice. I still HATE the UI and terrible loading times, but the core gameplay is so good, and there seem to be less "event" levels (I don't know what else to call them... the ones with the odd gravity, or alien invasions, or whatever) in this than the previous games, which is definitely a plus.
Oh, what I'd give for a Trials HD style menu though, with the tracks nicely sorted by difficulty, and the leaderboards shown on the right, so you could instantly see where you stand compared to your friends. It was such a fundamental part of these games for so long, it's just insane that they took it away.
I noticed the other night that I've got well over 100 gear crates ready to open. I can't imagine ever being that bored.