I have started 1985 my first virtual flight, with a Spectrum ZX and the only moves you could make than, was take-off and Landind in a black and white enviroment without any outside graphics at all! Only when FS2 came out it was possible to do some "flight", after that the path was propably like for most in my age, FS4-FS9 to FSX, P3D and finaly XP11! I downloaded the trial version of X-plane during a VATSIM flight, after a chat with another pilot who was flying at the same route that night, and he was just "converted" from P3D to X-plane!!! After my landing i tried it out! I took me only to take off with the default 737 to download the full version, and after that i never looked back!