I feel I have to post in order to eat my words. I also want to share what I almost missed. As a long time simmer using PMDG, IFly, REX and similar quality addons costing £100 and £100s I was determined not to touch Flight with a bargepole.
It was free to try so I did. I would not have otherwise. I have now spent a few hours on it each day since it was released and I have become an enthusiast and can see why the Avsim Flight users are so positive about it.
I do not think flying has ever been so enjoyable for me. The crosswinds, up and downdrafts, undulating, half hidden runways and "jobs", (missions), offer a challenge and fun I have found nowhere else in a sim.
The things that are lacking in Flight are made up for by the things it does well. Simplicity is one of those things. The use of waypoint skipping to avoid long hauls in a slow plane over miles of ocean. You can complete the most satisfying elements of a flight in 10 minutes if you want to.
My grandson would never spend more than ten minutes in FSX. Now he is happy to get up early before school in order to take a flight, completer a mission or challenge. He is even beginning to look at VOR navigation and ILS landings.
One of my favourite Youtube flights depicts what I am spending many happy hours doing in Flight.
Flight is not a substitute for FSX but a companion - and one that I would not now want to be without. I do not know whether Flight will ever offer PMDG quality planes and I suspect I will always need both sims.
For those that have not tried it I urge you to give it a go - a proper go, that is. I hope you will not regret it.