Actually, jets ARE easy to fly. Stick and throttle sounds right. You don't use rudder much, if at all. Learning to apply them as weapons is where most of the training comes in.
I'm sure you are correct about it being a bit TOO easy, though. I've never really been a big fan of Just Flight.
"From our orbital vantage point, we observe an earth without borders, full of peace, beauty and magnificence, and we pray that humanity as a whole can imagine a borderless world as we see it, and strive to live as one in peace."
Astronaut William C. McCool RIP, January 29, 2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia