I understand that depth is the most important aspect if you want a detailed simulation of Space Shuttle missions. Nevertheless, graphics are also very important to me, so that little note about KSC getting a graphical update is very welcome
In addition, I am REALLY looking forward to seeing the new high resolution Earth from orbit. Bearing that in mind, I would like to think that the graphical transition from surface to orbit is much smoother in SSMS2 than it was in SSM2007. There was a point in the ascent (it may have been close to SRB separation) when the Earth graphics changed from high res to low res instantly. That kind of thing completely ruins the realism, so I sincerely hope that the transition is seamless for SSMS2.