.......and thought I'd have a stab at making a campaign.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going for a sprawling epic like Inferno or anything. Just 20 or so no-mod missions. Using all the default junk to just tell a little story and give me an opportunity to blast some innocent civillians outta the sky.
And I got to thinking: FS2, by all normal measures of coolness, is the best for doing such a thing. But I'm a purist, in that I like the no-nonsense approach of FS1. I can't be bothered with the over-complication and excessive doing-stuff-ness of FRED2, but I was originally planning my little story as a post-Capella kinda thing (despite the fact that, baring a major plot re-write, you never leave Delta Serpentis).
So I'm left with the choice of using FRED2 despite my objections to its 'stuff' and having cool scripted beam-fights between fleets of destroyers, or using FS1, losing the beams and other 'flash', and being able to play it in FS1, which I am VASTLY more fond of.
Being the nice, community-spirited guy I am, I thought I'd give you 'tards the choice.
Choose, my monkeys. Choose.