This is just my opinion, and I hope it's taken with a grain of salt.
I'm starting to find it offensive how much bickering and other negative comments are being posted back in forth about what Combat Helo should be, shouldn't be, the development timeline, the constant comparisons to other competitors and such, etc...(although I imagine that putting it in the same boat as products released by larger studios could be construed as a compliment)
Flex has clearly stated on his Dev Blog, and here, his vision and plan for CH. He has also stated multiple times that he is exploring the various business decisions in front of him on how to finance and publish/distribute Combat Helo. Any decisions that he makes will be in the best interest for himself and any other programmers that have invested time in this software.
The DCS module debate was conducted earlier this year, and now it's being conducted again; on these forums, and now through comments on the Dev Blog website. The same arguments are being made by the same individuals. I would ask those individuals to conduct such debates elseware, such as through PM's, or other threads. If SimHQ readers want to read about the pro's and con's of the DCS series, they'll have all they can handle in the DCS threads without it spilling over into this section.
If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't bother saying it. Complaining in these threads is pointless. No product has been published, no money has been taken. Let's conduct ourselves in a mature manner.
Finally, to summarize...The more hostile of an environment we make the Combat Helo forums, the less likely any of us should expect updates or posts from Combat Helo team. ED's DCS forums aren't a very friendly place, between the developers/testers or the users. Let's keep that atmosphere from happening here, please. All of us here are fans of aviation, the Apache, most likely both.
Let's encourage our mutual obsessions, not use them for virtual potshots.