BMS is obviously NOT a “jump in the cockpit and shoot things” game. To me that’s the beauty of it. Like many of us I have a lot of years in F4AF and Jane’s f/a-18. I’d go through phases where I’d do one, then the other. A couple of years ago I discovered FSX Super Bug and liked the cockpit interaction but was not really “fed” by the game. Shooting airliners and bombing LAX got old.
Then I found BMS, and as they say the rest is history.
Some people express interest in DCS or some such, I never feel interest in doing so. I have never been so satisfied with a sim as this, and it’s not just the flying. There are nights where I won’t even fly. I’ll just pull out a manual and study something. My Reading Room, aka bathroom, looks like a BMS reference library.:p
So, Methos, my answer to your question is to decide if you have the desire “for more”. If you do, then this is the place, and the journey counts more then the destination.
Agree with what yourself and others are saying. I too spent a good part of last night not playing Falcon but reading the Dash 1 and Dash 34 manuals. In doing so i learned more about the AMRAAM DLZ, A/M/F poles, DMC and the two types of active guidance that an AMRAAM’s seeker has HPRF and MPRF. Also about FCR contacts. Also someone kindly told me how i have the IP and TGT steerpoints show on the DED as IP and TGT. Still so much to learn especially in 4.33 compared to 4.32.