Before the METAR update, the weather was much more in line with real life but most importantly it was much more plausible.
For example this is what Paris looks like on the day of posting, low overcast stratus clouds :
…And this is what it looks like in the sim…scattered/broken cumulus clouds
From space it looks like this, a nice layer of low stratus clouds over Paris.
Now what I find the saddest is that Meteoblue actually depicts this weather perfectly well ! Meteoblue finds “Low/Medium clouds: > 95% coverage” and it is exactly what it is in real life.
I wish the METAR update never happened, it does more harm than good in my opinion.