"Conundrum", a great word, used humorously in the movie "Galaxy Quest". "A confusing and difficult problem or question."
I was looking at the screenshots from Flight, and the videos. Everything was just breathtaking, beautiful! This IS our FSNext, it was just completely repackaged and not nearly as ambitious as we had hoped. All right, it's refined and updated old technology, FS98 on super steroids. Hopefully they didn't ruin the flight dynamics.
Here is the problem, the conundrum, it's a beautiful simulator, we're ready to jump on it right now, HOWEVER, MS won't provide the SDK to us, for freeware or payware developers. It's not a small problem. I want to buy PMDG's from PMDG, Radarcontact, Activesky, whoever Orbx is, the Aerosoft A380, Rex and his sister Roxanne, from the original companies. And I want Projectopensky freeware, I want the flying hotdog, the Klingon cruiser, the Borg cubes, Santa's sleigh and Learjet.
In the old days negotiation often involved pushing the opposing troops off a cliff as depicted in the movie "The 300" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDiUG52ZyHQ , or grown men screaming for freedom from tyranny while wearing makeup and skirts as in Braveheart...ew-who-who-who...please let's try to avoid that! We the new brave flight simulator geeks resort to the more refined method of whining and crying! Like real men!
Microsoft give us our SDK! Don't make us put on skirts and makeup! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbnGDeq40hI