I have been jumping around quite a while.
My feeling is that if I compare to X-Plane, where you get a worse ground imagery, but with OSM all over the place, AFS4 does seriously add more value, for Europe. Even using only lowres textures provided with the cultivation on top, it looks nicer than in XP11.
To add photo textures below, a lot of them do already exist, is a great and easy way to extend the sim. IPACS should support this area more in order to generate photo content.
Cultivation of Europe is not complete. There are areas which are not covered. I hope that this gets fixed.
I hope that IPACS adds Cultivation, Mesh and Objects for other continents too or at least gives us an simple and easy way to generate Cultivation ourselfs. I believe that there are a few very skilled people in this forum to do so.
The ability to add custom airports is gone, which is not really great. I cannot see an commercial vendors showing interest. There is no content to be expected. So, please IPACS give us the tools back to generate airports for the community.
TriSoft, FranceVFR, ORBX and Aerosoft have abandoned the ship.
With this, Lukla Mount Everest, Boston Area, Skiatos, and France Airports will be dead