Flight sims are getting closer to reality now, with the advent of "real" weather (ASN, etc.), detailed scenery (ORBX), and particularly, A2A aircraft. Like Scott is always saying, you OWN that airplane. You want to take good care of her.
I think it is extremely cool that all this realism has gotten sim pilots more and more concerned about improving their piloting skills. We discuss piloting techniques on this forum, and we seek out knowledge in many ways, including FAA manuals, books such as the classic "Stick and Rudder," and YouTube.
Man, I do spend a LOT of time watching aviation stuff on YouTube! I recommend that you watch all the A2A training films, especially the films on the Cherokee. Watch the one where Scott deals with flap failure due to overspeed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTY11zy5-m8
. Then, just for fun, watch the retired Red Bull pilot flying a borrowed Comanche over Friday Harbor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvHVT7VziHg&t=3s
. Check out SimCFI's stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9uvv7Ed73c
(one of many). Don't forget Country Flyboy or FS Mania. Then there's FlightChops for real world flying. This is just scratching the surface.
Now get out there and get that hunnert dollar hamburger!