I've been enjoying seeing other folks thoughts on the various planes, especially what they though was the worst of each line.
American Lights (up to T7)
Worst: P-51A - decent plane, just got tired of having 4 MGs when everyone else had more or cannons
American Heavies (at T6)
Not a big fan of the P-38s as they have less boost and weaker weapons compared to the 110 and 410. They are fun for boomin and zoomin, but I've just been caught unable to zoom away at times and turned into swiss cheese.
American Naval fighters (at T7) :
Best: F4U-1 - This is a nice plane in its tier, not the best, but fun to fly and those 4 20mm's really pack a punch
Worst: F2A - The Buffalo just can't get out of it's own way. It's only strong point is durability, other wise it just gets turned into swiss cheese.
American Thunder Bolt line (at T6)
Best: P47B - For some reason this is so much better than the rest of the line just rolls better and turns better... It's still a flying brick though. Likes to dive and not much else.
Worst: Hmm... not sure here... probably the XP-44. They're all difficult to get used to because they can't turn at all really. Once you get used to the whole Boom and zoom thing it gets easier and they can take a ton of damage.
Russian Fighters (up to T5 in all but Yak-1 line):
Best: I just like the I-16 L. It's just a weird, quirky little airplane and a great TnB plane.
Worst: Mig 3 - I have trouble getting this thing to climb up to higher altitudes and doing the BnZ thing with it. It's just not for me. Can't get enough altitude or speed to really get the zoom part of things going on.
Of the other fighter lines, the Lagg is nice and fun to fly, though a little under powered in the gun department. The Yak 7 and 9 are like flying shotguns. At range, they aren't very useful, but get close to someone and the cannon will take care of business quickly. I just hate waiting to upgrade to the big canon.
Russian GA line (at T7):
Best: Il-8 - awesome bombs and rockets, great durability, and just fun to fly
Worst: Bsh-2 - No tail gunner and bad turning ability makes you a sitting duck. Wish it had a little more firepower too.
German early fighters: (I got the FW 159 and HE- 112)
Best: He-112 - It's like a 109 that can actually turn a little
Worst: I think all the earlier fighters I tried were pretty decent.
Later fighters: (T5)
FW line - The FW just doesn't work too well for me, but then I'm not a big fan of the boom and zoom thing and I know plenty of folks out there that like them.
Bf 109 line - The Emil is just hard to get to altitude and hard to get much speed when approaching enemies initially. I'm just not good at flying it I guess.
Best: Bf-109Z I don't know that it's the best, but it's certainly the most fun to play and the craziest looking plane ever.
Worst: I guess the AO 192. It's just ungainly and hard to get used to, and many fighters in it's tier are faster.
German GAs (at T6)
Best: Ju-87 Stuka This makes a nice little anti-attack plane plane. I miss having bombs, but it turns nice and the guns cool surprisingly fast. Faster than on Il-2 anyway. I also like the FW 189, with more maneuverability than the Russian attack planes, it's fun to shoot down the Russian GAs
Worst: Ju-88 It's fun to fly, but has limited maneuverability compared to the rest of the line. Yes, it can kill most planes in 1-2 shots, but it's so hard to aim that cannon at planes.
Japanese Army (T6)
Best: Ki-61, Ki-43
Worst: Haven't really found anything I don't like here, they're exactly what you'd think. Super light, maneuverable, and fun to fly, but with low firepower and will get turned into wreckage in seconds if you don't turn away from enemies
Japanese Navy (T5)
Best: Haven't really had much success here, guess I'd say the T4 A6M1.
Worst: A6M2 - For what they are, I'd really like them to be a tad easier to turn and I wished they had a better role rate. Takes too long to reverse direction. What can I say, I've just had way more luck with the Army line than the Zeros.
British Light Fighters (at T7):
Best: Anything called Spitfire, but specifically the tier 5 Spit 1
Worst: Bristol 133
British Multi/Heavy fighters (at T5)
Best: Hmm... the best brit heavy I've flown is my Chinese Mosquito...
Worst: Blenheim, Beaufighter - These things are basically converted bombers and they fly like it. They can barely climb at all. Their only advantage is a lot of forward firepower, other than that, they're basically ground attack planes. If someone gets on your tail in one of these, there's not much you can do except dive and pray your buddies shoot them down.