I prefer console gaming to PC gaming(unless it's a FPS, then you'd better damn well have mouse support or I won't give a second look). With consoles I can spend $200-$300 and have a system that I won't have to upgrade for around 5~ years. To stay current with PC's, I'd need to spend, what, $1500 to get there and then another $100-$200 every few months? No. If I wanna play a game(with the exceptions of RTS, Flight Simulator, and FPS games) I will almost always go to a console game first. That's just the way it works. People are more comfortable spending a couple hundred dollars every few years, than having to constantly upgrade every few months. Well, ok, maybe not everyone is, but I am.
There's also no reason wingman commands couldn't be issued via voice command. SOCOM does it. Ok, maybe not the best comparison, but it could be done with a bit of trickery and work. Oh yeah, and about Freespace with a stick... there are joysticks for consoles, folks. Look and you will find them.
Right now, if Freespace 3 came out, console or PC, and it was as good(possibly even better than) Freespace 2, given the shape of the "space sim" genre... point me at its competition. I mean, really, if whoever PUBLISHES(In response to KT: Publishers do the advertising, usually) the game advertises it, I gurantee it'd kick ass. It'd kick unholy ass, be it PC(Freelan-what?), or console(Rogue who?). Volition, if they've got the license and don't milk the series(considering the state it's in, there isn't much to milk) by just tossing an FS3 out the door, then I'm pretty sure you can expect to be knocked flat on your ass.