Like many X-Plane simmers, I do want to see better airplanes and content and in the past year many scenery and planes are being added to the X-Planer inventory, some for free and some as payware.
My first encounter with the CRJ-200 was during a FSBreak podcast where they displayed a short trailer of the aircraft. Now, I do like good graphics, but I try not to get my expectations to high from a promo videos, it always look much better then the real staff. Lets face it, when we fly a plane there is no hyper music around us that accompanies our flight, and some of the amazing details we see, need to be zoomed in to appreciate the work been done.
Few days ago, the CRJ-200 was published, and the first thing I did was to head to the great X-Plane 10 blog to read about it. As expected all I could see and read is how great the plane is... bla bla bla.
Now don't get me wrong, I never flew this plane, and I have nothing against it, it just I need a more "connected to ground" report, this is why I headed to the CRJ support forum. There, I could really get some subjective/objective info regarding the good and not so good parts of the plane. Ok, I do admit that in such forums you write what does not work, and not what does and we need to read very careful the criticism and filter the emotional ones from the more objective like ones.
The overall reaction was good, although there are some glitches here and there. And the plane team is hard working to fix the bugs and annoying issues found by users, from the installer to the plane textures and plugin code.
As a customer I prefer to wait a little longer, the X-Aviation team will nail most bugs, and the price for the plane will not seem that bad, I mean, I'll receive the same plane as all the first buyers ones, but my expectations will be more realistically met by a better product ( less bugs and open issues ).
I always tell myself, "let others be the BETA testers", patient is not a bad virtue in some cases.
Last, I know my preferences in planes and I do not hide them are GA planes, but I always wanted to fly an airliner, not a big one mind you. Since I have zero experience in flying small airliners, I really hope that the CRJ will be a good place to start - meaning, detail reach, fly correctly and good looking.
Until the next Mission-X build arrives
Enjoy your flights.