The PC-12 had been a long time favorite of mine until the TBM started being more in the news as a faster plane. We wanted to fill a void with a GA turbo prop and the TBM seemed like a more capable airplane with regards to what people do in IF.
The reason why we reworked the taildragger ahead of the C172 is simply because the model we had for the Super Decathlon was terrible. It was actually the last one I modeled myself before we started hiring people to do it way better than I ever could.
The state of the model plays a huge part in the order we rework things.
And since the Super Decathlon has not being refreshed besides having the Super Decathlon Extreme, we decided that the XCub was a good option for a modern GA plane with a fun twist since it’s been in the news quite a bit in the past few years.