I glanced through 19 pages of this thread and came to the conclusion that people are more interested in voicing their opinions (right or wrong) than coming together to celebrate what is an exciting time for all simulation fans.
For the people that see this whole thing as a competition - you are probably missing the point and missing out on some great experiences to be had in other sims. I fly all these sims and more. I rotate between them a few times a year as each offers something specific that the others don't. There is not such a thing as the ultimate sim that does everything. I may not be JV's biggest fan, but I am a BIG fan of the quality product they roll out, especially their airports. Being able to experience their great scenery in more of my sims is great news to me.
It will also remove some barriers for people believing that sim P has greater scenery than sim X etc., that may be reluctant to try another product.
And to everyone that believes that 64-bit is the next sound barrier in flightsim development; think again. Creativity and the sheer will to do better/improve is what is going to drive the next best thing; 64-bit is the gum the developers will be chewing while they are at it.
Some people should spend more time flying that posting, myself included. :wink: