Great Episode guys!
But i'm truly sad that you never have experienced Star Wars simulator space combat! While the games you referenced as having played were good games, they were totally different compared to the original X-Wing, Tie Fighter games, or even the Star Wars Galaxies space expansion. The most recent star wars space games were great, but there is something missing in the 3rd person perspective of space combat. It's like trying to play a FPS in the 3rd person perspective. It can be fun, but there is something missing, can't aim as well. In fact, to get a better understanding, I think you should do a little research; a little homework if you are up for the challenge.
Go get Star Wars Galaxies on Steam($9 for 30 days on all the expansions last i looked) and play the space combat. It's probably as close to the old X-Wing and Tie Fighter games on DOS back in the day. Plus you can look at player housing and a range of other things. I'd love a revisited conversation from the other perspective. If not, I won't think less of you guys, but think about it.
I have not problems though, with how Bioware chooses to craft their own nich in space combat. They can be guided battles and still be great fun, I'd point to the space combat in Halo Reach as example. I only wish there could be a multiplayer aspect, but I guess they can save something for an expansion.
Anyone else agree?