Whatever software you end up using, just remember that graphics work for FSX aircraft doesn't require a whole lot. You don't need a Ferrari to pick up groceries. Although a 458 would be nice! Seriously, you can save a lot of money by getting only what you need for FSX. Ego permiates the FSX world. I'm no different and have my opinions. Just take it all with a grain of salt. Do what works for YOU.