Yes it is really is getting closer! While I will always be a die-hard for FS9 and FSX I am glad to see X-Plane step up to the plate with almost a brand new simulator. Austin and team have been very hard at work to create a very life-like environment. The aircraft developers have really done a marvelous work on the latest aircraft. Other Microsoft developers are looking at X-Plane 10 for a new market. These are exciting times in flight simulation for the Microsoft and X-Plane communities.