Its great that the 777 team are very open about there plans. This interview + the monthly blogs are a great insight in to how this sim has been put together & what can be achieved.
I think people forget that this sim is now 3 years old & the team are still working on improving an already polished product. There biggest challenge is to keep the revenue rolling in with new content so they can keep developing. If they open the modding up to any Tom Dick & Harry we will lose the quality & perhaps the integrity of the sim. Just look at FSX the developers have been closed down & IL2 franchise is now a bit of a mess. I think 777 have a smart strategy in place for a niche product.
Us simmers need start paying for quality sims as there are very few developers left in this industry as the money is just not there.
I get what your saying. Though it would be nice if they could include modders in the developement of the career at least. I have spent a decent amount of money on the sim ($200?) and I don't fly it anymore because the single player(career) has gone stale and feels sterile during the missions. I haven't bought any of the recent new planes, or anything else for that matter, in quite awhile as I wait for a reason to fly the 26 I already own. They are missing out on revenue from players like myself and others that have shelved the game until offline play is given some attention. Every blog or announcement is just planes, planes, planes,rockets,scarf,planes,planes, etc.