I couldn't agree more with what the author of this article (on the front page) had to say.
I can't see how people could possibly enjoy pointing an aircraft on the runway, taking off and hitting autopilot, even watching the aircraft land itself, what on earth is the fun in that?
Now I too do use the autopilot, but only for cruise because there really isn't that much to do at the time, and even then I only use it on larger aircraft.
Whenever I find flightsim a bit boring, I hop into the Flight1 152, or the default Piper Cub, and just fly low to the ground following rivers and roads to the next airport, it puts it all back into perspective I find, not that flying jets isn't exciting, but all autopilot all the time? Who wants to watch a computer simulated a computer flying an airplane lol!