I can see where the price for a IL2GB package would be prohibitive for some folks, no one has even gone into the crazy amount of money we spend to have the best computer system we can afford to play the game or a descent monitor..... $1,500.00 to $2,500.00 Now you're going to go out and spend from $75.00 to $500.00 dollars on flight Sticks, HOTAS and rudder pedals. Depending on how much money you have to spend you'll spend $200.00 to $400.00 bucks for TIR or VR experience. So I'm not about to complain about the $75.00 to $80.00 bucks on the game. I'm like HvB I've been playing flight sims for 20 years, and I'd hate to even consider how much money I have spent on flight simming equipment. The game was insignificant in comparison!