I've seen most of the races since they started coming over to the US on tape back in the eighties and all the races since Speedvision started carrying them. Since there is no way to quantify a good race I guess we just disagree.
I do wonder about the "more modern" comment, the bikes in 2000 were pretty much identical to the bikes in the late eighties. Lap times, engine design and chassis design in GP were nearly stagnant between then and the 990 four-strokes this year.
As far as seeing the race tracks, I envy you. I've been to the countries but never been able to swing a trip to the track to catch a race. I hope to change that soon. Maybe a trip to Italy next September for WSB or to Spain for a GP.