Ya, that would be my only complaint with them. But hell, N2 was the same way when I rode with them.
Also it seems like once you get to E3 they don't care as long as you aren't doing something crazy. I kinda think it's their way of trying to reduce craziness in people in the lower groups.
Yeah, maybe I noticed it more because Evolve is the only org I rode with around here in the Novice and Intermediate group since I coached in those groups one weekend. With PRE, N2 and the Riders Club I just did advance group, as well as with Evolve when I didn't coach. A group is a lot more laid back anywhere you go I think and is not really "coached". The coaches just ride around to make sure nobody does anything stupid and that all the people there actually belong in that group.
The reason for the 1-line thing is mostly because they want to teach predictability. The theory is that if everyone follows that one line they teach, then people will be predictable and if you need to pass someone you can trust that they'll be on the line you expect them to be on. But the thing is different bikes like different lines, as well as different riders like different lines (even at the top level in MotoGP you'll see differences in lines through some turns between riders). IMO, people should be taught that from the beginning and learn to adjust their riding based on that and NOT to rely on a single line. I think it makes you a much safer rider if you don't assume the guy in front is gonna be on the line that you would be on and instead observe what he's doing and figure it out as you go.
Good example...at the track day I was just at with N2 at NCbike, there was a dude on a GSXR that was all over the place. This was advance group too, and the dude was taking some weird lines in a few turns, and looked like he just couldn't hold his lines. Made passing him a bit more of a challenge, especially since I was on the 400, but had I assumed the line he was gonna be on each time, I probably would've rear ended him at some point. IMO there is no such thing as the "right line" and that's not something that should be focused on a lot. Sure, for someone that's new to track days or new to a particular track, spend a few laps with a coach and get to see what a good line is, so you have a good starting point, but I can't help but roll my eyes when I hear coaches or other people telling experienced track riders "follow me and I'll show you the line". Nah bitch, the line is easy to figure out...I need to figure out other shit, like how to go faster in and out of turns lol There are other topics that require a lot more focus and coaching, and are more challenging to learn. Things like braking technique, corner entry, body positioning, what to do when things go bad right in front of you, etc.