I find this quite exciting - I figure it increases the probability that they'll model collisions with trees... (given time)
I got Pacific Fighters because I wanted to try flying the Ki-43, but more importantly, because it would lower the daylight muzzleflashes on my Mig-3... The dev's can't please everyone: If they announced they were making a submarine sim - I wouldn't be thrilled, but I'd still be excited to have AI submarines which dive when under attack
IMHO, at some point you have to decide between a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty. The first is more fun.