remember in the old days when Flight Simulation first came out to the general public and we though the graphics looks great? ( some of us did anyway )
and now looking back it looks like dirt compared to FSX
just goes to show Flight Simulation has come a long way in the past years
I still think you can have great graphics on your FS9 if you have a good computer!
technology is always advancing....
Here is a great site that celebrates the history of Flight Simulator.