A pilot can easily will be able to recognazie any plane from his shapes even with long distance. I experienced that it is not hard to recognize any plane from enough distance which gives you enough time to run or attack. And with simple nav training all players can easily choose a route to target or home without any map icons. Ofcourse a pilot shold climb for his safe and best performance alt of his planes. This is the nature of combat flight actions but yes all of these can get bored new players after their years of WB sim life. On the other hand these settings will make new (and some old) players in "just join and fight" mod. Because no one need to study about shapes, navigation, throttle&PP settings, trimming etc. This is exactly should not be in a flight simulation. Anyway, i am a member of TGR squad and i will be there whrere they are in.