Quoting Ag92 (Reply 1): I maybe wrong but i dont think many people on anet like X-Plane.
The problem is that most people here are civil av plane/scheme whores, and aren't interested in flying outside 'normal' parameters.
I am one of those weirdos who likes the idea of taking an SR-71 up to 80K @ Mach 3 then pulling up and going through 100K just to see what happens. Or (I haven't done this yet) hand flying an OV re-entry.
The problem is as with all MS all the sheep flock to it and the support follows. X-plane does have a good user community, but comparing it to FS in the # of 3rd party vendors is foolish.