Great, great comments, thanks so much.
I am a PC gaming snob, so no, no controllers for me
I liked Voyager when some crazy thing was happening with the Borg.
Someone mentioned "joystick - FS2 equals fun". I think that will be my camp, but since I am currently Joystickless, I will give it a try with keyboard and mouse first (cant imagine it, but I will try).
The CH has always been a favorite of mine, but the Saitek just has a look and feel I like, at least when I try them in the store.
Actually I have a massive old Microsoft Forcefeedback2 laying around, I might try.
Cant wait to play.