Ok, the update is now available, for someone like me who doesn't get to see much of its features, it may or may not be worth it, at a 8.5GB download... I only really use it for the service vehicles, as a kind of addon to GSX, I still install the nice HD airport textures but almost never get to see them, as I don't visit default airports much. Still, it is nice to know that when I do, they'll look nicer:)
Speaking of the download, it was quite quick considering it was very recently released, and probably quite a busy server. Took me about 20 minutes, which reminded me how far we've come with downloads these days -- I can remember my first 'major' scenery download, it was NL2000, the Netherlands for FS2000 At 50MB it seemed huge, and took days using a download manager on dial-up... Downloading Mike's NZAA recently, I clicked on the download link and it just appeared to stall, but when I looked at it properly, it had actually downloaded fully in what seemed like a few seconds -- for 500MB. Now we can just forget we ever got by on dial-up.
I have mentioned before that I'm thinking of moving to fibre, but at the moment I'm not sure I'll see enough benefit -- I've very recently discovered a power point behind my couch (shows how often I shift the couch to vacuum), which means that I can shift the wifi router through from the kitchen, and this has made a bit improvement. I'm 'stuck' with wifi as I don't want an ugly cable running through my lounge... But I'm now at the point where everything just works, sure, I could get 100Mb downloads on fibre compared to my current 60Mb on VDSL for the same price, but so what? I'd also probably lose a bit of upload speed, from 27Mb down to 20Mb, which is the norm for this price range. So if it ain't broke, I dunno if I'll fix it. The only benefit from shifting is if I ended up with the connection coming into my office, so I could use ethernet on the PC.
Back to Worldwide Airports -- is it worth it? In some ways it is too little too late, but since I already owned it, it isn't a major decision. For someone who uses default airports, it would be a very nice addition. I like seeing the new service vehicles at NZCH, it adds to the ambience, but a much bigger back for the buck comes from GSX. If I was looking for a major visual upgrade for my airports, I'd go for GSX at NZ$53 rather than REX WWA at NZ$43.