Eh..one zero to many...damn typo...
My only point is, that without evidence that it really would be better, all we do here is pushing our own little theories as the absolute truth.
I don't know which would be better. Maby I am wrong, but that has yet to be proven. And even if space-fighters with "tweaked" movement controls are inferior to space-based ones - the question remains how much. Enought to warrant it?
Vector thruster controls, strafe ability, reverse thrusters and an aircombat control system (note - no gravity and atmospehere here, so it woul be able to do moer extreeme manouvres) - I really doubt you could beat me in a "space" fighter..