Fake Mars Looks Like A Terrible, Terrible Place

If I was one of these Mars500 crew members who spent over 250 days sitting in a room as part of a simulated journey to the red planet, and this was the best Fake Mars the European Space Agency could come up with, I'd be pissed. Keep in mind they have to go back in that room for another 200+ days after they finish their "mission", which you can check out in video form:

Oh, also, if they're trying to study the psychological effects that a voyage to Mars would have on a space traveller, doesn't having random observers in the background kind of screw things up? [ESA via PopSci via Dvice]