To keep the answer short and sweet: the driving style and course layouts are what make these events worth it. The judging and the people are what make you want to keep coming back. It won’t matter, two hours or seven, a drive to the track is a drive to the track.
There’s an obvious divergence in drifting. There’s the v8 Wisefab FD spec. This tends to be high angle with flowy transitions. Initiations can be smooth and drivers can sometimes just roll into them or give a good tug of the rear hydro. This is cool as it’s own thing. I appreciate it for what it is. However, my heart lives elsewhere.