That's some rotten luck, Gentlemen. Better luck next time.
As to the sim limitations costing our pilots' lives I wouldn't put too much thought into it. Just look at all the concessions we get as armchair pilots. We get to put the whole thing on pause when we have something more important to do. We really aren't afraid for our lives and it doesn't affect our performance. We do not freeze for 2 hours and then attempt to fight. We do not freeze from fright when someone is on our six shooting at us. And finally, even though our pilot dies, we still learn from that experience and that experience is carried over to the next pilot. We are practically cheating. Our next pilot is never a rookie. This is actually the reason I don't complain that the HA's don't die. We don't die, why should they? It's only fair.

"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."