Understand well enough the tug of war between keyboard/mouse users vs joytick/xbox users, but to totally disregard any or either controllers only hurts Battlescape in the end by limiting its appeal. I for one don’t like keyboards for space games/sims because it really detracts from immersion - for me at least. Personally, I really think it shouldn’t be an either or proposition. Yes there will be those passionate towards one controller format over the other but that is the same everywhere - especially in a toxic environment that is synonymous with Star Citizen.
But I agree that the DEVs shouldn’t spend an inordinate amount of time trying to balance out the differences; instead of trying to please two opposing groups of impetuous children, the DEVs should leave the tweaking to the very end. Tweaking before then only invites more conflict and unnecessary whining.