In Cliffs of Dover hurricanes have the wing come off more easily and spitfires rarely have the wings fully come off. I like how much more fidelity there is to the holes punched, it feels as if right where my shell struck there is a hole punched and I can see through it, something you don't get as much here. You also get more of a feel of the plane getting slowly and slowly more beat up with the propeller half heartedly spinning and all the optical illusions involved modelled. Planes also feel like they leak different stuff from different places more. Moreover Cliffs lets you see what part of the plane you knocked out which I thought was pretty cool.
If they spice up the detail a bit more and leave full wings coming off as rare for 20mm hits and hit/miss with 30mm that'd be nice. I kinda liked that DM with more robust planes. If you could see cannon ammunition ignite and explode on wings coming off especially if you're peppering them with .50s or something that'd be kewl (we all know which American gun cam clip I'm referring to where a 190 violently loses a wing to .50 fire)
From reading the Big Show though, the author makes it seem like Fw-190s did make huge fireballs of their targets at times. You can only imagine what that'd look like at convergence distance irl ... phew, makes me moist. With the video gamy attitudes aside, can you picture getting bounced from one 190 who shoots down one of your wingmen on the way down, and the other on the way up, terrifyingly surreal experience to find yourself in. I digress.
That's what the first DM revision felt like but it had its drawbacks in other contexts