Try to keep in mind, that "faithful" Triple 7 was anything but when it released. It caused many headaches and still has unresolved problems. I can look back over the 20 plus years of doing this and point out just about All of them had issues. What sets these guys apart is the customer service they are offering. As i said, over 20 years in this game and these guys trump any of the customer service i have received in this simulated land. I can name a few planes that got released not ready, but its pointless. I understand your issue and understand why you wanted to get it out in the forum.... BUT, its been talked about quite a bit.
I fly this plane by hand from the gate to 10,000' and from 8,000' or so to the gate, I love the way it hand flies. When the ATS acts up a simple double click with your thumb and its all manual. No one is " numb to her flaws" . I simply can see the great potential this bird has, I can overlook the issues and be excited for the fine tuned finished product in the future. I have done over 6 proper gate to gate flights under the most strictly scrutinized ACARS system in the sim world and they have ALL been " by the numbers" . The plane did not make that happen, when she would act up. I would just fly the plane get her back in order and let it take over again.
I guess i just learned to be patient when i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 20 years and THOUSANDS of dollars spent will do that to a guy.
The plane is released, more people are enjoying it than not. The awesome TFDI team will make it right. Until then, i suggest you do exactly what you plan. walk away for a bit, come back in a while and fall in love with the little maddog like myself and many others already have.
Just my opinion on the matter, This IS a forum. "noun: forum"
"a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged."
So, you did exactly what you should have in this setting and i did it back.
Good luck on next semester, See you when you come back.