The IL-2 sucks now. Nice model, great effect, I love the rockets. But the plane is too damn unmaneuverable. By the time you see a target it's too late to turn the plane to shoot it. Please, for the hotfix, see if you devs can't make it a little more useful?
I think they should increase it's maneuverability a bit, but not too much, it really should need to line up before firing.
I think its good the way it is. You dont see planes taking out solo infantry units with ease anymore. Its actually a challenge to use a plane now. Joysticks also help out alot too, but its still perfectly possible to gain a skill with the new planes with only a mouse.
I use a joystick, and I'm an Ace at DC/Vanilla combat. The point of the plane, which is to take out armor with 23mm shells and rockets, is silly. Either the LOD model on the tank dosen't exist which means you don't see it until close to it, or the tank outmaneuvers the plane and hides while you're taking a month to turn around.