I hope they make it more realistic. It should actually be a lot of points if you ollie a big set of stairs. Tricks which are tough to execute in real life are made super-easy on this game even when you start out. I'm tired of dropping in off of buildings and just landing on the board no problem.
I skated for about a year and a half with my friends out in Vancouver... Except I just naturally sucked. I was able to do some other stuff, I used to be able to pop into caspers, pogos, railies, flip out of them etc. I was never too good at ollies and such.
And I think it's great that Tony Hawk games are unrealistic. If I wanted realism, I would go out and skate.