IMO this is a sim, I use it in many the same ways as I use FS9 and FSX.
I start up Flight, start the plane using the included checklist, taxi, takeoff and fly to my destination using VFR, taxi to parking and shutdown using the checklist.
All without keeping score. How is that not a flight simulator?
Pete, I am a little disappointed in your bias, but it's your site, do with it what you wish.
Don't argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.