Sorry Chris, Privateer had better music and voice acting. Seriously, where is the fun?
Where are the dog fights and random encounters.
The npc's are walking on ice and the player looks ridiculous with all the guns on his back, how does he sit in his ship with all that on? Why must we play find the button for every action?
I'll bet, given the choice between immersion mode, or fast play, where you choose a mission and go, most people would choose the latter.