I see FLIGHT as a new beginning, like FS1.0 in the 1980s, that covered a small area but was built on until we get the flight sim we know today. I think it only covered the whole world after about 15 years of development.
People are only interested in FLIGHT becase it's Microsoft and they have that heritage and people can't understand why they got rid of it, I say they got rid of it with ACES in 2009. I would say the attack now is because people (in general, no offence to anyone in particular) love to complain, they complain about nuclear power, they complain about wind power, they complain about phone masts then complain when they have no signal, the list goes on. People have complained about every FS release since these forums began!
If it wasn't MS, people would say it was brilliant, after all it's free, the flight dynamics are miles better than FSX, so is the scenery, yeah FSX is better with addons but FLIGHT is free to begin with! Live a little! Appreciate what you get! Not what you don't get! I don't complain that FSX doesn't have as nice an interface as FLIGHT or as good default aircraft systems, and I paid for FSX!
As for 'it's a stupid dumbed-down game' what about FSX tutorials and missions! No-one complains FSX is too 'gamey', people are just angry MS have locked the 3rd party developers away from FLIGHT, FOR NOW! Minds can change, and hopefully will.
I am obviously biased towards FLIGHT, I would still like to see a full blown FS11, am just sorry for MS that they have so much criticism which I think is unjustified
For all my words though, I don't actually use FLIGHT, I did extensively, when it first came out but now for a while since
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