I was a huge fan of the last WE game on PS2. Graphically this game is no big improvement, not that I care--I often find myself playing live arcade often enough.
Animations are very realistic, there is little wrong in the way realism... my major gripe is #1 they eliminated the German (Deutschland or Alemania for your spanish croud) leagues. I could care less about the franchises, of which there are few.
My second gripe is in difficulty level.
Pop the game in amateur to get used to the controls, and get good at scoring goals--it shouldn't take you long before you can start getting 5-6 per game.
Take the difficulty up one notch, and suddenly you can NEVER keep a hold of the ball. It's almost rediculous how big the leap in difficulty is. It's as vast as the difference in difficulty between easy and insane in Gears of war--that kind of drastic. This difficulty gap is the main reason it gets such a low score from me. The game goes from being way too lax to way too intense at the flip of the switch. IMHO they didn't do anything to improve how easy it is to get cards either.
That said it's still fun, but I'm extremely glad I rented it instead of bying it.
Staying true to the original Winning Eleven games, the game play in WE 2007 is phenomenal. The AI is fantastic and this is one of the few games that actually becomes more fun when played at the higher levels.
The only reason I give it a 9 instead of a 10 is the items they removed from the game. Most of the changes occurred in the Master League section, where you can no longer create a team from scratch, which sadly was one of the best parts of the game.
I guess the trade off is more licensed teams, making the game a little more friendly to the casual fan.
At any rate, I'll be holding onto this one for a while. I'm sure a lot of others will be keeping it too.