I don't think the serious simracing market (rf2's crowd) necessarily want's graphics over anything else, but I think the graphics in rf2 are pretty bad to be honest. The new shaders are dark and murky, the cockpits are very dated looking in comparison to anything out there and the performance is not as good either (larger FPS drops). rF2 seems okay with it though, saying their sim has a "gritty" look to it. Every time I fire it up and share my cockpit with someone the first thing they say is "what is this game from 1990?". I don't think the look they have now is gonna keep them going for the next few years. The audio/graphics of modern sims are just moving too quickly to keep the current look and the physics/ffb are catching up if not already caught up on some titles.