I rolled AFS2 out of the hangar the other day after a few weeks of flying the other sim. What I noticed was just how fluid everything was, the flight model, the instruments, etc. Yes AFS2 does have it's flaws (no weather to really speak of, lack of global international airports and global imagery), but as I see it, it still has great potential to give the other sims a run for their money and become the sim of our dreams.
We just need IPACs to dish out another airliner (A380 perhaps), add some more international airports (London, Dubai, Sydney etc.) and implement a plugin weather engine (e.g. TrueSky), then combined with 10M Sentinel global imagery ... Job done.