If it is something that can be changed I would definitely ask that it be a choice we can make via the workshop. I would NOT want to lose all the ground activity as it is a very large part of what makes this sim so immersive.
Lou, Agreed. We wouldn't want it removed, but made as an option to scale down - and only if it would help with the frame rate, otherwise what's the point? In a few years we may all have computers powerful enough to turn it all back on and even ask for more - like smoke that lingers on long after the barrage is over, small arms muzzle flashes, crew at the aerodromes, birds. The list goes on.
"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys, The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain, From out of my arse take the camshaft, And assemble the engine again."