"It's obsolete as of five days ago."
I think that FS2004 is a great product. But FS2002 is far from being obsolete. There are many Aircraft that were made for 02 that will never be useful in 04, because of it's lack of full support for FSDS1.
The C-182RG from 2002 will not work right. (If you transfer it)
Any aircraft made for FS2000 and earlyer.
Most (if not all) of HJG's 707s and early DC-8s.
FreewareFlightGroups's Early DC-10s/KC-10, Lear 35, and some the 737s
All of Project Opensky's early 747's and 777s
Almost all of the CFS1 aircraft conversions, and a large portion of CFS2.
The only B-52 ever made for FS
is now dead.
And last but not least. The Zenith Zodiax that I put many hours into, and countless hours flying. (I wouln't be able to fly her untill my real one is finished sometime in early "05)
I'm sure there are many aircraft (and sceanrys) that will never see FS2004, So once again I say that 2002 is FAR
from being obsolete.