Nicely put together Broco!
Posting here to add in my frustration with the stutter too. I have an uptodate machine: win10, Nvida, 3.5ghz, 16g ram and the stutter is present with mods stripped out running only 1 flight. Another thing about mods, i dont buy that its all their fault. Other games have great frameworks for modders, even if a mod is written very baddly usually only causes fps drops not memory management issues.
I would very much welcome Squad give this issue some attention. We have a lot of content now and i firmly believe that shifting to quality execution / better visuals strategy would really bring in more players and money.