MS say that they have been dissapointed by some of the negative, unconstructive reactions from the simmers.
When you run a business and drop a long-term successful product line that appealed to a specific market segment, then you should EXPECT that kind of negative reaction. .....
Ah, but thats the point. Flight Simulator WASNT succesful for MS. Thats the whole basic issue. It existed for a long time for a small segment of the market and as they have said, simply wasnt succesful for them in terms of revenue.
Or not profitable enough to commit to the cost of the development of version 11. thats also a basic rule of buisness, get out of unprofitable lines or change them to make them profitable. They went for the latter. I dont like it any more than you, but I cant deny the business logic behind it. that was my point. this gives the simmer community a new reality. It is one we dont like but now working with and trying to influenze development would seem to be the sensible way forward. Simviation has a positive role to play here. If we dont, they will ignore us.