I’ve been reading a lot about activation issues with FSX SP1 and can say that I think Microsoft got what was coming to them. First, if you are having issues activating your purchased copy of FSX, please call Microsoft and ask one of their CS agents to activate it over the phone. They seem to be nice people and are at least reasonable about it.
However, what was M$ thinking? My company would never put a customer in such a poor spot of having paid for software and then be left hanging. Just think of the wasted time and money if every user of FSX called M$ once of a month to reactivate? I guess M$ just has money to burn. Then again, Bill may never have read The Ultimate Question.