Mathijs thank you very much ONCE again for setting out Aerosoft's views and approach on product development and marketing. It has been explained many times but it seems that this debate will go on forever, as long as you have developers who create great products whether it is AES, FSLABS, BBS etc...
I have mentioned in the past that I am using both Buses (AES and FSLABS) I am happy with both and both have their disadvantages... It is solely on every user's taste on which aircraft to use...
Guys if you have both products it is not necessary to get into those debates every now and then... You purchased both and you can decide on your own which one to use and if you don't like any of them just don't purchase it in the future. If you feel that an updated version will be better in the future then go and purchase it based on the detailed pre-release comments and descriptions that you read on forums.
Personally I am so grateful for AES cause they were the first, after a really loooooooong time, who released a very solid and beautiful airbus in many aspects and in a very exciting price... I love the AES buses (it gives you the full range of buses) and as a recreational sim user, I find that it covers all my needs. Also I like that the AES team is open to comments on their product and trying to improve it based on those instead of stating that their product is superior... (But also dislike when people from AES (and yes I have seen that on FSLABS forums) trying to downgrade on purpose competitor's product) .
FSLabs is my opinion is another great product on the expensive side though... I find some things with it irritating (like the external modelling which seems a bit outdated and some performance issues) but still I have to appreciate the effort that those guys spend to develop it... No one forced me to purchase it either... It was my decision cause I was curious to fly it and compare it to another product I like and choose which one to fly depending on my mood
So spend your time to appreciate the effort that all those guys have put together to offer us some great add-ons which make our simming experience so good! Which one to use is for you to decide guys but without entering into those non-sense debates for which one is better! It is better the one that it is the best for your needs!