I got the beta today and they improved alot of things, the planes handle pretty good, better then fsx anyway. The interface is also pretty awesome much better then any other flight sim. If Microsoft is serious and put effort and has a lot of DLC for cheap then I think it will be good in the long run.
I cant wait until they add Track ir support its a must for any flight game.
Depends how you qualify "planes handles better than fsx...", ifyou refer to the default fsx planes, maybe, but its nowhere near any serious payware addon in fsx.
It was demoed using an xbox gamepad at CES 2012, enough said! That should give you an idea of their target public...
My hopes are with P3D!!!