Flight simulator is about flight, and flying aircraft in AFS2 cannot be compared with other sims. AFS2 is leaps and bounds ahead of its competitors.
Now, as for the eye candy, that takes time to build. We all need a little patience and let the developers do their thing.
I suggest flying AFS2 in VR, it's an amazing experience.
and to really blow you away, try flying AFS2 in VR with the new Orbx Palm Springs scenery.