I got X-plane years ago. Not sure which version, but it was early on.
Thought it was ok at the time.
It didn't hold my attention though, and the next one I bought wasn't untill years later. That was Xp9.
Now I am addicted to making my own aircraft.
To bad MS never made it as easy to do. I messed with Gmax, and I can mess with an aircraft.cfg and all that real basic tweak stuff, but I never got it all put together to the level where I could make a 100% orriginal FS aircraft. With XP, I can crank a basic concept out in less than a day.
If only for that, XP will stick arround in my library...