Really? REALLY? Maybe it's because it's the follow up to Source Karts, which had:
-A bunch of items that directly correlated to Mario Kart items
-The only playable map had a copy of Mario Raceway
-Starting boost that depended on pressing gas with the countdown at a specific time
-A battle mode where players have 3 hits
I mean, is it really shocking that people are expecting this mode to follow SK's footsteps? If you're saying Accelerate will be nothing like Source Karts (especially in the handling department), then it easily has my vote to be the next game world.