Hmmm, on quite a few occasions my plane disappeared below the level of the screen and I was killed. How could I expected to dodge the flak if I couldn't even see my plane? Still, that design fault that was also in the coin-op original.
I'm not going to say that Neuromancer is the best game I've ever played - it's just very, very good. It takes a little while to fully understand exactly what is going on and what exactly you're doing, but it's worth it in the end.
Once started, it has a certain addictive quality, but I doubt that it will find much favour among those who enjoy a good, meaty, Infocom, Scrolls, or Level 9 adventure because it's just not logical. Like many French adventures.