After getting thoroughly sick and tired with MS FS and the constant need to be buying addons and tweaking the damn thing I've decided to have a go at X-Plane.
I've installed the latest demo off the website and I've got to say I'm not impressed. The aircraft models for the most part look quite rough, the cockpits even more so, and the flight dynamics on some of the aircraft included in the demo are absolutely awful. The only thing it seems to have over FSX is that the scenery is much more lush and consistent.
I've come to the conclusion I must be missing something, either in the way I've set X-Plane up or in what I'm using. For a complete newbie to X-Plane where should I look and what should I do to get the most out of it?