" "I have no less than three degrees - including a distance learning (something which even MIT, Princeton and everyone else is now offering) Ph.D."
this is classic derek smart propaganda. he still insists on having a doctorate degree. tell us oh smart one, which acredited institution allowed you to work on that doctorate degree. oh thats right... none."
Yes, I notice this one never got answered. Cereal Box Institute, no doubt.
3 degrees - an AA, a BA, and a fake PhD.?
On a more direct note, the games are simply ass. They look like crap. The controls feel like crap. The flight model is ass - not Jenna Jameson ass, but Rosie O'Donnell ass. And the UI is famously bad. There's menus hidden within godawful nested menus, it takes 20 minutes to get the tiniest thing done. I want to like the game - I love space sims, I've played X3 and Jumpgate for years, and no one can say those are simplistic. You try to play Universal Combat, and you'll put an icepick into your temple as you curse the elder gods that gave you thought.
Just take what joy you can from DS, and be entertained by these flames.