I've noticed that you use a bunsen burner and flame loops, two things we don't do in the clinical lab - we use disposable loops and bunsen burners aren't allowed. And there are many specialized media we use in the clinical lab that are not included in your software. Why?
We often get comments like this from users, asking why we use approaches not seen in clinical labs - why don't we better mimic what is done there? Our answer is that going that route would take us into being something we never intended to be - software for teaching clinical micro or med micro. True, in clinical labs they don't flame loops with bunsen burners, they deal with a huge variety of microbes beyond the two groups we include (like non-fermenters, Gram negative cocci and Gram positive rods, etc.), and they use a variety of exotic media and tests we don't include. All along our goal has been to provide a simulation for a basic microbiology lab for a variety of micro students in a variety of majors with a variety of career goals, and our choice of microbes and tests and media reflects what would be used in those basic courses around the country. I think it would be safe to say burners are more common than incinerators are more common than disposable loops in teaching labs at community colleges and universities, and a focus on Gram positive cocci and enteric rods is more common than culturing anaerobes from clinical specimens. Understanding what we are trying to do, I hope, explains why we decided our content and approach.