I think I have owned every civilian flight sim since Solo Flight, except I didn't discover X-Plane until 1997 so I missed the first few of those.
And my Commodore 64 cost me $599! I bought it about a month before the big price drop. It was still a bargain compared to the Apple II.
This thread is bringing back some serious memories. Remember Rick Lee, the flight simming guru on CompuServe?