Originally Posted by SOAD
wheres the fun if there is no fighting
Depends on what you are into. Some people really get off on mastering complex systems. Some of the more complex airliner add ons like the PMDG 747 come with 400 page manuals just so you can learn how to operate the flight control systems.
Open this up and take a look at the table of contents on pages 3-5 to see how complexe these things are.
Even on something basic like a Spitfire its fun to master not only the flgiht model, but all the workings of the aricraft, as every switch and button is modeled. There's many more dimensions to mastering an aircraft than there is to mastering a FPS map.