Just to add another story
Yes i have been using this simulator for quiet a while and i think is very fun. One time i finally got the chance to go on a real airplane ( cessna 172 ) and i knew it was going to be a great experience. However i never thought it would be so much different than the simulator. I told the pilot i have used the Sim before and i was a little familiar with the control. We taxied down the rwy and soon gave me the controls. That is when i noticed is was not going to be the same. Line up with the rwy we were when finally tower clear us for take off. Wow it was great feeling. Well i pulled back the controls i actually applied to much pressure and the plane made a little of a steep climb, not to bad but it felt weird. Since i used the Sim before i thought it would be the same thing , it wasnt'. The pilot just laugh a little and corrected me a little and soon i was getting the hang out it. I flew throught out the whole flight. Made some turns, climbs and decends, it was great. I found out there many more things you need to worry about in a real thing more than in the simulator. Right there i knew, the sim and the real thing will never be the same. Unfortunally i did not get to land the plane. I would have not dare to anyways, there were crosswinds and the plane was bumping up and down. I would have never felt this in the SIm. I did however fly the approach ( with the pilots instructions of course ) and he eventually took over about 3 miles out and landed the plane.
That day was one of the greatest days of my life. I will never forget it. Now is the Sim bad, No, infact i think is great. It gave me an overview what the controls look and what i expect to see in the air. There are more things one needs to take in account in the real world. After i finished with my flight , i went home and did it on simulator. I could not believe i flew the same route just a few hours ago.
So just to repeat what everybody said before. The simulator will not teach you how to land a real plane.