FYI - As a result of an interview with ACES Studio Manager Shawn Firminger, FlightSim.com includes an article that highlights “Flight Simulator X”. Firminger states that they are developing “FSX” as a "professional platform" for future development by the add-on community and also touches on Windows Vista, hardware issues and new stock airplanes.
Within the article, DeCastro suggests that FlightSim.com has received hundreds of emails about "FS with guns," but Firminger states that "FSX is not a combat flight simulator. It’s civilian and expectations are low that there will be all the tools required to create a combat flightsim add-on." DeCastro also provided links to ACES Studio team member blogs.