Only a pilot bred on a 152 can take the yoke of a 172 and feel like he’s flying a heavy. But aside from an extra 10° of flap deflection (which induces noticeable airframe buffet), the flight characteristics are essentially the same. My flights in N2290A were my first exposure to the G1000. It’s an amazing system, and can provide unequalled situational awareness- if you know what the hell you’re doing. Furthermore, the sophisticated-looking panels inspire a lot more confidence than antiquated steam gauges and “INOP” placards in any aerophobes with whom you may have occasion to fly. And ladies find it very impressive.