Look folks, I was just asking about a feature I thought I remembered. Everybody has their own opinions pro and con, right and wrong, good and bad about the Rail Nation rules, the game developers, etc. Please don't turn a thread with an innocent question into a thread about the things you hate about the game. If you don't like the game, don't play! It's called "Freedom of Choice". Thank you.
Note that the entire discussion developed as a result of answering your question.
It's probably good that players do not play blindfolded, but watch the game, penetrate its mechanics and share their observations and conclusions or doubts with others?