Interesting to read what Pete Dowson is saying about AI control. It is such a shame that ATC, such a major part of flight is still not catered for to everybody's satisfaction. I am seriously thinking of going back to VOX after trying the demo....its not perfect but for an 'immersive' experience its hard to beat.
I too have contributed to the ProAtc forum and I have the program. I took a chance and purchased it in the hope that the promises about AI interaction and voice control would be fulfilled. The now illusive 'alpha177' made a very strong assurance that voice control was ready for imminent release a year or more ago and since then enquiries about it have been ignored or deleted. I have contacted the developer Mourad three times, once by email when he replied saying that the update/recode was due for release in two weeks, this was at the beginning of January 2014. I have since emailed him again and also sent him a PM, both of these have been ignored. I too have had posts deleted when I was only being honest and not rude in any way to the developer, moderator or other members. The moderator has a rather 'big brother' approach..... he seems to take things personally and takes criticism of the state of the software as aimed at him. The developer has taken no part in the forum for months and will not offer any information on the state of the programs rewrite or say what is being worked on apart from a couple of very vague statements.
All in all for 50 Euros its a bit of a......
The program has 'forgotten' me, stopped communicating and gone into 'loops' and failed to issue landing clearance so many times now that I am tired of using it (and I have tried turning off background chatter!!!)
Fears were also raised a while back when it was revealed that the same developer had produced an FS addon that failed drastically a few years ago.
This is my honest experience of ProAtc.