Respectively speaking..no matter when it is released and no matter how much 'tireless testing' is being done - upon release there will be many, many immediate and quite valid bugs and subsequent patches, hotfixes and service packs no matter when it gets 'finished. Software developing never really ever gets done. SP1 SP2 so on and so forth..endlessly. Tell them to let US test it. Let the customers get more involved. we would love to do it for FREE.You would get thousands of eager and knowledgable FSX/REX testers. Better then 20 hand-picked cronies..eh? ..like windows 7 and Windows 8 do public previews. Just a suggestion - recruit many more testers by doing a Public Beta. I can't take all the credit for this advanced testing method..it is Bill Gates' idea. By those comments it appears that you have no idea how complicated software development is, the last thing these REX guys need is a huge pool of testers (most of who would be inexperienced with the goals and results of which the development team are trying to accomplish) sending them bug reports, it would just create a backlog of issues and confusion. I want my new weather engine just as badly as you, but I have tremendous respect for these guys, they know what they are doing, and for god sake man they are giving this to us for free, just like they gave us OD for free, Wow in this day and age who does that. My thanks to REX and their BETA TESTERS who you referred to as cronies. Its not all fun and games for them.