Here’s how I see things…
I purchased BON because I’m a big fan of Combat Flight Sims in general and the P51B in particular. I also want to send Jason and company some money so they will stay in business.
I am guessing that the architecture IL2 is built on is getting a bit old and limited in terms of what it can do and how far you can take it. That may be one reason Pacific Theater is a nonstarter. I would guess Jason wishes he never mentioned it since he has a very good track record of saying what he is going to do and then doing it. Unlike some other combat flight Sim developers that will remain nameless.
I don’t see a significant difference from one map to the next. I’m concentrating more on shooting down the guy in front of me. I don’t think we will see a significant difference Bodenplatte and BON. My hot buttons are the planes, flight models, AI, clouds, engine sounds and how well the game runs. 777 has done a very good job with most of those things and I think they will continue to do so. I will also continue to send them my money until I feel they no longer have any more planes I want or someone else like Microsoft gets in the game.