I'm having a real problem with Santa Barbara on two fronts:
1. Performance (even with 1.1 update)
2. Visuals (nothing is blended)
I've turned off every option in the KSBA control panel and I'm still seeing 11 fps ? Also, huge delays in loading of textures. In contrast to EGEO, EGPE, EGPO perform reasonably well 30 fps or higher and visually look considerably better than KSBA.
The taxi ways don't appear blended at all, just flat gray? Buildings seem very flat also, as if no bump map or textured weathering applied. Nothing appears blended to the ground surface, building just sit on top and look unrealistic. I see a lot of flickering which is usually an indication of object geometry issues (vertex or two not closing a gap in the base geometry or just a little out of position). When I change aircraft all the airport textures reload ... this can take up to 2-3 minutes (i7 3960X @ 4.8 Ghz - Titan 6GB - SSDs).
I wanted to do a nice video to showcase this airport because your other airports I have are wonderful ... perhaps my expectations were too high for similar level of performance and quality? Sorry to be so harsh for those that worked on this project, I'm sure a lot of effort was put into this airport, but it just doesn't seem to be up to the quality standards of other Sim720 airports.