As you know, Laminar Research introduced a whole new Garmin G1000 unit with their 11.10 update, which is currently in beta 2 stage. I was eager to see how real this unit was and opted for the beta. Currently I am flying over Washington state (get orthos here), near Mt. Rainier, and I am on my way to KPUW Pullman-Moscow. Let me tell you, this G1000 is pretty darn impressive. Not only is it responsive and fast, it also looks and feels real. Haven’t had the time to test all features of this unit yet but so far, I did not encounter any obviously wrong things about this. I downloaded an official manual for the real unit (google it, easy to find) and it perfectly matched what I am seeing on the screen. Pretty impressive!
Again, you should not opt for the beta unless you intend to report bugs back to Laminar. This is only to let you know that I firmly believe that 11.10 is a big step in the right direction and you will love each and every feature this major update brings to our platform (such as separate joystick & keyboard profiles for each aircraft). Good times to live in!