I'm a happy Condor customer since 2005. 9 years from now. Lot of things happened in the last 9 years. With me and with the IT world also.
Now I can play this game on my gaming laptop with 100fps, full graphic, 32x AA. 9 years ago I played in 25fps at 1024x768.
Condor still looks awesome and still the best glider simulator ever. But not means it's perfect. Being still the best means in the last 9 years innovation was ZERO! This is not an argument for Condor. This is an argument for the other developers how also made glider simulators. Condor was a quantum leap in the glider simulation and still great. Still enjoyable. This a big word for any game that has 9 years of lifetime.
I think it's really time for version 2. We want better graphical engine (anyone played with Aerofly FS, War Thunder?), more planes, rewritten flight module, rewritten weather module, two seater multiplayer experience ("I have controls. You have controls."), better SDK.
I think with proper SDK, flight model scripting for new gliders can be outsourced for modellers. We live in now a community driven (and developed) world. You know why companies with small team can't compete with Wordpress CMS or they can't offer more stable, secure OS's for servers/companies just like UNIX based Linux systems? Because they developed not by a small team, but hundreds, thousends of people around the globe. I think it's time to re-think for Condor developers the sharing restrictions about the plane packs (and giving up the money for them). Imagine this Wordpress like developer situation: for example, there are 2 modellers and 10 developers whose working on the ASH-25 for Condor. Most of them flying this plane in the real life also. They connecting with each other on the same developer network and uploading newer versions into the same reposit. Honestly, I don't think that the flight model and the quality of the plane be much worse than what (made) by the Condor developers...
Now we live in the indy world of Kickstarter. Now It's easier to make Condor V2 than ever. But first, open planes, well documented SDK and community driven developer network.