If you want to shoot a lot of things with shiny graphics and flashy weapons, so play BF3 (or retail FS2 campaign). Or any other mainstream game, there's an entire gaming industry just for you. Classics are played not for graphics or flashy gameplay, but for deep story, interesting characters and good plot. That's why I consider vanilla FS inferior to WC and XWA. Too much shooting, not enough story. Wing Commander feels like were playing a movie (and WC3 is even called "Origin Interactive Movie" on the box I have) rather than a game.
Wing Commander is definitely worth your time if you like a good story with great immersion, even though your cellphone could probably do graphics better than WCP (the latest game in the series). Also, the quality for the FMVs in WC3 to WCP is excellent (starring Mark Hamill as the main character, BTW).