What it is definitely not, is software that has terns like OOM and VAS attaching.
For me, that cuts out all MS FS versions and derivatives (=P3D, FSX/Steam FSX, and Dovetail) after FS2004, no discussion.
I am totally over messing with the software, it is there to serve me, not annoy me.
I thought 64 bit should also be a requirement, since we live in the 21st century.
XPlane briefly crossed my mind, but I thought I'd like to start afresh with some cutting edge stuff, possibly still in development.
Aerofly FS2 fits the bill, and so I had a play with it.
Pretty graphics, good light rendering, and very smooth visually.
But you can fly VFR around San Francisco or the Swiss Alps for just so long...
What I like is the 64 bit pipe and what doors it will open.
I have found a guy on Trademe who will rent you an Oculus Rift, and I will have a looksee.
Maybe that will be refreshing enough to shut me up for a bit.
Or so I thought, until I came across this:
Marty has shown us a whole variety of warplanes, maybe that will be the answer with a little 6DOF motion sickness and VR.