Man, this actually makes me believe that there is some form of balance in the universe.
Flight was just an incredibly bad idea from the beginning. I sympathize with the idea of letting just about everyone fly and opening up the genre to the public, but unless you cater to the total nerds (like yours truly) that actually wants to, you know... operate an aeroplane... then you really don't stand a chance at succeeding.
The fact that it was really just a way to hawk overpriced piecemeal DLC just made it a total no-go. At least FSX provided a free market.
I'll be over here playing IL-2, LOMAC or one of the DCS titles instead.
They have cockpits and everything!