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With regards to your comment on the Garmin G1000 and weather you say: "Wouldn't you expect to see this in the Waypoint or Flight Plan pages? You won't." Well, actually, you do. Just go to either the Waypoint or the Flight Plan page and hit the "WX" soft key. It's there under airport info. On the waypoint pages it's on the main display page. Off of the Flight Plan pages you have to hit "enter" on the airport, bring up the airport information page (same as what's on Waypoints) and hit the "WX" soft key.
Also "The wind vector on the Garmin it is stuck into the inset or MFD map and the direction is not available as a number except possibly on a subpage somewhere." Actually you have three options including two displaying the cross-wind components.
Seems like we're on a roll. Your wish-list items: " * you should be able to enter Victor airways on a flight plan and these should be shown clearly on the MFD, with minimum enroute altitudes * all of the fancy screens give you no vertical guidance on approaches; this doesn't really matter for an ILS, but for a non-precision approach it would be so useful to have a text readout "you've passed the FOBAR waypoint, now you can descend to 2000' MSL" (possibly with an alert if the integrated altimeter gets below 1900' MSL on this segment)" Both are on the latest update from Garmin for the DA-40. You have Victor airways displayed and easily used, as well as full VNAV guidance (at least for descents). There is no VNAV guidance ascending, weirdly, since the G1000 doesn't have any airplane performance data (a miss-step which also rules out W&B, real fuel calculations, etc.).