I may not be a typical passenger, but I've certainly used the FR/WHR as an actual transport service on car-free holidays to North Wales; spending some time in Porthmadog, Caernarfon and Betws-y-Coed and using the steam railways and Conwy Valley to get between them. I've also got out at intermediate stations and gone for a wander, jumping on a later train back. Sadly neither of those are practical options with the current 'Advance booking' and 'return on same train only' service. Similarly with the special events/Victorian Weekend, the idea of having to pick and pay for every train individually, rather than just having a rover valid on everything, really didn't encourage me to make the long journey. Although I can see why it was necessary whilst Covid restrictions were in full force, I hope that full flexibility is introduced again before too long, and the FR/WHR doesn't pivot too far away from being a 'passenger carrying railway' to a 'tourist experience'.