I said previously that strength (including stature and size), power (shooting) and speed are different to players but the rest such as first touches or jumo are merely the same. When I move Matthaus around the pitch and then I move Cabaye they feel no different to each other. Movement is the same but when I shoot, then I notice the difference etc.
When I control Zidane in PES 2012, I don't feel that he is a completely different player to Van Der Vaart apart from his strength and stature - I can do small touches like VdV does with Zidane and stroll around the pitch like Zidane with Vdv. I can break up defences with a pass like Xavi or Zidane using bloody Bramble so Player individuality is poorly displayed. Its harder for me to get past players with Kaka or Hazard than Arshavin etc.
Again I have to disagree, when receiving a difficult ball, first touch is very different between players, all players should be able to control your average pass, that's why they are pros! Matthaus doesn't get tired as quickly as Cabaye, he is better at tackling, his dribbling is quicker and more accurate, and the effect he has on the other players is easily noticeable, and as for passing, if you have the assist turned down, it's letting you use your skill. My team feels different if I have Cruyff playing, the players seem to work together better.
And the reason most players seem to move similarly is because they are all human, and bipedal, and it's JUST A GAME!!!
I just don't see where you are going with this, you say players lack individuality, but there are no two players with the same stats. It may not look it on the surface but the stats control allsorts of factors.
Jump just looks similar because of the small margins, but in the box where it matters you can tell.
Like I said earlier, ALL players must have a certain level of base ability or they would have never been pros in the first place. A good example of this would be to watch a local small team, they still manage to pass the ball around fine, and sometimes score goals from 20 yards etc. I've seen some cracking football in the lower leagues. FFS even I can score Zidane-esque volleys messing around in the park. Not every time, granted, but that's the difference.
The truth is, I think people take what they want from the game, and it seems to me you WANT to dislike it.