Funny, the 206 did everything we wanted it too and we did everything this new generation is doing today, albiet, with a lot less whining! we didn't have the LTA problems you younger people seem to have. We used the 5 P's. Seemed to work for us. Be thankful the 206 technology morphed into what you have today. I don't know if the 407 or derivitives are any better, but more power and better avionics have certainly benifieted the less experienced pilots.