Until I see a return of another X-Wing or TIE Fighter game, these are just crap in comparison. I didn't see one aspect of the simmy experience from the better classics. That looks like pure arcade trash.
If EA had simply skipped making this fucking travesty and invested say 10% of the budget into a Xwing vs Tie Fighter sequel, they would have:
A) Saved a shitload of money and face B) Saved Bioware's reputation (sort of) C) Made a shitload of cash