That may be an aggravating characteristic of the radar or like you inferred, maybe an intentional feature.
So at least for me, this is far from a deal breaker. Now whether I would buy something or not is really a summation of the parts and whether I feel there are any dealbreakers in it.
even go so far as to call it a preferred operation
Err, nope. If it is supposed to simulate something, it should do so properly. What if the FLAPS command activated the gear and the MASTER ARM activated the flaps? You can work around it, sure, but don't go around claiming to be a high fidelity simulator!
Someone might prefer a one-click magical radar that sees in a 360-degree arc and the devs may code that as an intentional feature, but things like these should be spelled out as it WILL be a dealbreaker for many looking for proper study simulations of their favorite aircraft. Again, making excuses for it because it's not a deal breaker for YOU is not going to look like a credible review.
Yea, but problem is that, that would make sense and would require ED to adopt a completely new approach and would eventually lead to finished modules and that's not acceptable.
Yeah, it'll be a total change, wouldn't it? Can't have that!!
I'd also bring the F-14, F-4, AH-64, and other sure-sell cash-cow modules in-house.