Keep in mind that regardless of the serious intent of part of IF’s users (including me), all users - paying or non-paying, of any age, piloting experience, or personal attitude - can make it to any grade, and therefore any server.
Expectations of serious attempts at real world flight can only be maintained at ES’s ATC controlled airports.
Everywhere else the high end expectation is professional behavior, the low end is full free for all.
And this is the sad part, in my opinion. I remember when IF used to be alot more professional, in terms of people’s performance on the live servers. I took a multi-year hiatus from IF (for personal reasons), and while the simulator has increased greatly in terms of software, graphics, and other metrics, users have become less professional.
Another way to have a bit of realism on TS is to fly on Tracking Threads… Those are opened by IFATC trainees so they cannot report, but at least they know what they are doing as ATC and can provide a great experience while you farm some landings on TS 😉