...it's very apparent that the IL-2 flight models do not measure up to those of MSFS or X-Plane.
I've never tried X-Plane, but the MSFS flight models seem nothing like as realistic as IL-2s to me. The stall characteristics seem all wrong, and I've never seen a convincing flat spin in MSFS. Perhaps the latest aircraft are better, but it never convinced me.
Microsoft seem to be living up to their usual standards with their new promo video: all I get is a black screen...