I've been flying PC simulators since the mid-1980s. I enjoyed it so much I decided to make a career out of flying the real things, namely, B-52s and C-130s in the Air Force. I retired from that career in 2009.

I really like the concept of X-Plane, but it's always stayed three steps ahead of what my graphics card would handle. X-Plane 9 works on my 8GB i5, but it's a kludge. 10 didn't even bother to load. It refused.

Have you ever thought about including a single, simple Streamline button that would set a variety of environmental variables from scenery density to weather, winds, and graphics such that those of us who are more interested in flying than eye-candy would actually be able to use the simulator instead of being given the stiff-arm at start-up?

Thanks.