Only they can decide that, and that depends on if they really want to make a bid for the crown.In the meantime, Tom79's suggestion of soliciting useful suggestions seems worthwhile. Like a sort of "What the heck, somebody might even read it" enthusiast focus group. Has there ever been an effort by Xplane users to collect friendly suggestions? (as opposed to bug reports)
I think a prerequisite of that is that LR need to hire more staff (assuming development on function isn't compromised). Can't remember how many make up the LR team, but I seem to remember 12 staff members being mentioned. Considering simpler games (e.g. Angry Birds) have bigger programming teams (and even bigger marketing / branding teams), LR would need to hire a lot more staff to apply the neccesary polish in a typical software lifecycle period.
Edited by HiFlyer', 23 February 2012 - 08:59 PM.