Agreed, marking needs a big overhaul. Don’t mind the timing aspect but it just needs to be more realistic, for example if you’re using McGovern you should be able to mistime slightly and still complete the mark if your positioning is good. However if you’re controlling Caleb Daniel in the same contest you have to perfect the timing and positioning in order to mark.Still hate the marking in Evolution. Being asked to hold down the button in advance then letting go at the "right" time is so unintuitive. Marking has been pretty horrible in all AFL games, even the original Live which gets way too much love. Best tactic in that game was to spoil at every marking contest.
Nothing beats AFL 99's dedicated shirtfront button though!