> the issue remains connecting at airports with ATC and taxying without visuals....
in case a "consumer" moving map (e.g. next version of Navigraph Charts with a PSX connection) becomes available, a solution to the taxy issue seems to be at hand. (Of course, other moving maps which are already available will do as well).
However, seeing other planes on the ground is important during busy times, e.g. in queues at the runway holding point or during world flight. I don't see how that will work (*) with native PSX when flying into busy airports. (Best avoid busy airports then :-) e.g. ZBAA might be the 2nd busiest airport in the real world but in VATSIM it has hardly any traffic at all. :-/ ).
(*) other than injecting VATSIM ground traffic into Navigraph charts :-)
(**) or a 747-8 extension to PSX with ND taxi charts :-) :-)