Well, I don't want to be taken wrong. I appreciate the answers and opinions provided above.
I am just a curious investor in the sim. These are often asked, never answered and common questions posted and discussed, and are valid and non-threatening. And I certainly have not meant any critique and hope none is perceived.
I have to disagree to the scenery growth for the year in all honesty. All we initially had was some of the west coast. That was neat for proof of concept, but a drop in the bucket compared to what FSX has provided all decade. Unless of course you dropped another $100 into the DLC.
I understand scenery has been added this year to the point of doubling what was previously provided. But doubling that very small fraction of this one nations scenery, let alone the entire worlds, is still pretty small for an entire years long wait. Doubling a small number is still a small number.
The only thing that gets old faster than only having a tiny amount of choice in scenery to fly is the unanswered nagging notion that many people have already expressed so often all year, which is;
is this going to be an issue of a hundred different $29 micro scenery transactions like Train Sim, or is this going to be a valid flight sim that provides at least the U.S.A.?
This is a good question. There is nothing wrong in asking it, especially having invested so much cash into it thus far. My spending is a sign of good faith in the developers. If there is offense in this, none is meant in any way. And honestly this should not even still be a question. We investors should already know openly what the roadmap is. I for one cannot in all good conscience even consider further dlc, even on sale, until I know where this sim is going and how far.
Thanks in part to many kind answers here in this thread I have been looking into what others have posted. Geoconvert was supposed to be the answer to these things according to posts from like a year ago. Geoconvert looks to not be any kind of answer due to its difficulty level and due to the legal problems explained so well above.
So where does this leave those of us already so deeply invested onto this venture?
And as important to have answered as that above, is AF2 going to be abandoned just like AF1 was right out of the blue, because these scenery limitations cannot be solved to bring the sim up to the level of what even decade old FSX software has provided so well?
That's where I am at. It looks like I am a year late to the party asking these questions considering all the posts I have surfed through the last 24 hours. Will we still not know and be asking these same questions this time next year?