I think you are right! I see no reason to buy FSD in Europe. Also - they raised the price $1000 .
Increasing the price in Europe was a foolish move, and their conversion rates for FSD sales are still pretty low and only getting lower.
I usually give it a try after I get an update, how else would we know if it has been fixed?
The easiest way to know whether Tesla has made major progress is that Tesla will be absolutely yelling it from the mountain tops. They'll give press demo drives, they'll hold a special event for investors, they'll blog about it repeatedly, etc. Because if you're actually the leader in autonomous driving and selling it, that's an obvious way to drum up immediate sales.