I wanted to check out the new DEM data in SoCal between San Diego and LA, so took the C172 for a flight along a route I’ve flown literally dozens of times now.
It was terribly disappointing. Flying at 4000 feel up the coast, the new DEM was basically popping in as I was right on top of it. The old DEM for that area was pretty good, and you see it until you’re basically on top of it and the new DEM pops into existence.
Is it better? Resolution is definitely better, but the draw distance is basically non-existent. The fact you have to be on top of it for it to draw in is terrible and immersion breaking.
Just my observations from the update cycles. Lots of little odd issues, CTD’s in the week or two post update, then it settles back down. Look at steam charts, you can see the spike in players post update then it falls off.