I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing.
I don't either. Well, not yet anyway
I want to learn from the masters and to be thrown in the deep end isn't too bad a way to learn.
My intention is to fly Entente all the time (eyes light up from delighted CP pilots) and learn how to beat the blighters or at least put up a reasonable show.
I am, however, slightly disconcerted that the D7 can do amazing things that was impossible for the SE (my ride of choice, God I love that bird) to counter.
One guy was toying with me in his D7. He was calmly popping gasbags when I saw him. I headed toward him and he played that he hadn't seen me as I approached (that's what it seemed to me but I'm sure he was very aware of my existence) and continued popping balloons. He even let me get into firing range ….. come closer he was saying …. and I popped off a few rounds. He then disengaged form firing range rather swiftly and gained height like a lift, swung around and gave me what for ! I never had a chance.
The D7's appear to do vertical turns on a bleedin' sixpence at speed without stalling or losing any momentum. Now I'm no hotshot but he was. So perhaps it was far better flying but I didn't think I was that bad. Maybe I am
Anyway I'm gonna stick with the SE and gain more experience. But I need to get an advantage, however slight. So, it's back to the curves for me
Currently I'm running stock curves but they don't seem to cut it for me in MP. And the stock elevator up mode in the SE makes no sense to me as it's always wanting to buck up with just the slightest loss of forward stick pressure
It's a tad irritating.