My S2000 was an Ap1, they suffered from snap oversteer due to suspension geometry. In the hands of a professional and track guru they are fine, I never wanted to push mine to the cornering limit and I never wanted my son to drive it. It could bite if you got into the wrong situation. The Ap2 S2000's were less susceptible to snap oversteer.All very excellent points.
I think in world where the quickest 0-60 and fastest Nring time helps marketing departments. I enjoy the drive.
It's why the S2000 has always amazed me. I would be rambling if I continued on.
I get almost as much satisfaction driving my 22 Civic Si as I did my S2000 for different reasons, and I let my son drive my Si without concerns. The RWD vs FWD doesn't factor into things all that much for me, you can have fun cars with any drivetrain. I've had lots of FWD, RWD, and AWD cars. MY AWD cars are no more fun than my FWD cars other than winter conditions, both are great for different reasons. I could have a lot of fun in a CTR let me tell you.