Being a "rusted on" FSX, then P3D user I tried x-plane 8 a few years ago, and tbh, thought meh! Models were average, scenery average, but it did give me better frame rates, but there was not enough CRC to "un rust" me, so like many, I bought addons for FSX/P3D to the tune of around 1k or so and was happy chappy.
I was looking thru Youtube a few weeks back and stumbled on a clip entitled real or not, or is this real? (Can't recall the title exactly) It was a passengers eye view of Corfu, and when I saw that it was done on x-plane 11, I thought bl**dy hell, that looked seriously good. Then I saw the default 738, then the Zibo Mod, and the ULT 739, with all the reflections, scenery with natural haze, HDR, and I was sold
There is a growing community here, and I suspect at a rapid rate, with sooooo many free addons, authored by talented individuals!
I havn't used P3D since, but still keep my FSX install, which is a period install (1970) for "spotting" at EGCC where I spent my pre teen years
Loving X-Plane 11