$55 is not that much, folks! For as much time as many of you put into simming, it seems that it would be worth spending this measly amount for the top-of-the-line sim! I would recommend putting it perspective, cost wise:
A dinner for two at a reasonably nice restaurant - $30
A dinner for four at a reasonably nice restaurant - $60
Both of these take under 1 HOUR, folks!
A reasonable new computer - $900-$1200
One addon plane from Cerenado and the like - $10-$45 ( 8O for 1 plane! )
One-way ticket from SEA
- about $100 (???)
One hour in a real cessna renting - from $85 - $150
Now, in FS
, you can do as many hours as you would like, up to the tens of thousands, and it costs only $55. Tens of thousands of airports are included, as well as over 20 perfectly good airplanes and many cities in great detail. MSFS is and will always be a great product for the cost, IMO. I still us FS98 because me computer is crap and I still don't want to pay over $1000 for a new one, but I am even satisfied with FS98! Keep in mind that other IFR sims like OnTop cost into the hundreds, and possibly over a thousand, dollars! I would say we are getting a pretty good deal for just $55!!!
I would reccommend that you weigh a few items before you go on about how much it costs. First, how much time do you spend on it??? If you do the math, 500 hours of flight time will cost 1 cent an hour. Next, think of other things that you spend that much on and think what kind of impact they have on your life. I would think FS
has a bigger impact, wouldn't you?
I just posted this because I was sick of reading gripes about the cost. I guess that is human nature, though. Never satisfied...