Lets lighten up guys. Flight's flaws with version 1.0 are being recalculated. The community has spoken, and with the MS expected newbs being absent, they have listened. Now we are experiencing what is called a reprieve while they collectively realign reality with certain corporate goals. It's pretty obvious they need us more than we need them. While it is sad that such partnerships (the 29 year legacy/MS) have digressed upon an unwanted tangent, they'll learn, they'll adapt and provide. They have too. It is after all, the only way they can get some cash out of us and the new market. It is really that simple.
We, with the privilege of having FSX/FS9, and the wisdom that comes from familiarity with the old, have very little to fear from the present lack of leadership that has failed the Flight Team. Microsoft support can yell "that title is no longer supported" all they want, wizened Flightsim.com members will provide what Microsoft lacks for those interested in freedom (FSX support). Plenty of "content" is still being provided by the 3rd party devs for the old titles, I seriously doubt in the long run Microsoft will be foolish enough to ignore the basic reason we all have enjoyed an almost 30 year ride/flight. I say we because without us, Bruce Artwick's vision of fun in the sky would never have happened (no disrespect to Bruce implied). Bruce launched an enduring niche that a present corporate board room has trouble dealing with because his vision was all about freedom. A very American construct that will continue to prove Bruce's vision correct. Our attitude will not change, sim aviators demand we respect ourselves and others in the context of that freedom. Welcoming newbs, when they show up, is all part of that brotherhood. Appreciating a slapped together "something new" - not so much.
They'll get it right because, once again, they have to in order to be successful, and at this point for the Microsoft Flight Team failure is not an option.
Personally I'm looking forward to version 2. I expect it soon. For their sake, and ours.