Old-school X-Wing gamer here.
I've seen the TIE demo, too, but found it was running so slow my wingmen got to the CONs before me.
Of course, most of my online friends have moved on to XWA and SWG, but a few of them will play XvT, XW95, and TIE95 as well. And there's a TIE "total conversion" around for XWA. Check out the links in my signature (Note: the Red & Blue CommNet is linked through the Lounge on the Morning Star site) when you get a chance.