I think I just re-thunk things. If P3D v4 is a wash then I'm going with this. I'm especially struck by the second one OnD, it looks so real! And I completely agree with you about FSX, that's why I left FSX but P3D carries over its own baggage as well and I'm happy about 50% of the time with it.
We now have a lot of choices, XP11 which looks okay but won't buy because Orbx doesn't support. FSW, FS2, and soon P3D v4, all 64 bit sims. I think with all this competition it's great for the sim community. And it's great that Orbx is supporting the above mentioned three because my money's on Orbx.
By the way, happy birthday!
Oh, one more thing, is the water really that green in the bay in real life?