Since moving to Mac, I've really been missing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I never got to try FSX as my PC wasn't powerful enough. Now that I'm on Mac, I gave X-Plane a shot. Now I dont know if that's geared at more real-life like pilots, or perhaps I'm just not accustomed to X-Plane, but what I really loved about FS04 was how easy it was to just get into things and start flying. It's not that there wasn't a challenge, sure there was, but back when I was checking out fs04, I had a lot more time on my hands. These days I dont have as much, and learning a new flight sim just isn't happening.
So my conclusion so far is I have a much stronger preference for MS Flight Sims. I was flying the 777 that came with X-Plane and the modelling is rubbish compared to MS FS. The engines for example have no internal fans that spin.
Now I have no idea why MS sold the game studio that develops FS series. So how do you flight simmers feel about these two sims?