I am very glad that I waited until 1.04 before buying. Because had I played just the demo I would never have considered purchasing or playing it further. But with 1.04 the FM became just good enough to convince me that I am flying a helicopter--at least when I fly the -500 clone. I come to this sim as a long time addict of flight sims ever since my Atari 1200. Flight Simulator taught me the basics of flight and had me pretty well prepared for the real thing when I started at 16 (a generation ago). Most pilots give up on virtual flight once they start flying in earnest but for some reason I never lost the addiction. There are very few simulators that I have not tried and I am still very active in a few of the current good ones. In the meantime I fly professionally. That and family are positive forces keeping the addiction in check. I mention all this because I get the feeling that ToH is not to be taken seriously compared to the more difficult to master sims that are currently struggling to cling on to an aging and dying market. But this is every bit a simulator. No it doesn't aim to teach startup procedures or Cat A takeoffs but it does feel like what an equivilent helicopter would feel like--and that is far more important than a proper start. Anyway, I quickly played through the career and finished the experience with some mild enthusiasm. I was happy to have bought the game but not sure if it would be something I would come back to again and again. Earlier this week I came across another thread on this forum that explained how to port Arma scenery into ToH. (Apparently this is not yet acceptable to BI nor have 3rd party Arma Mods approved the use of their work outside Arma, so I won't link them here.) Flying over (a fictitious part of Russia) left me stunned--even gobsmacked. In all my years of sim-ing I have wanted to fly over real undulating terrain. This island had it all in amazing detail never before seen in a sim--at least not by me. I spent hours hovering over every hiden pond and landing at every little town doing something else I've never done but always wanted to: get out and explore on foot. This ability to interact in the world in which you fly (other than simply blowing things up) is like the holy grail of flight siming. Of course I have no idea what BI has in store for ToH. My hunch is that the higher fidelity helicopters will somehow find their way to Arma. But whatever the future holds I just want to say kudos to the devs and thanks to BI for bringing a little Arma over to the flight sim market. I really hope this concept works because I have just had one of the coolest experiences in my 25 years of staring at computer screens with a joystick in my hand.