There have been tournaments but there isn't those kind of statistics. I wouldn't dispute the claim that has been made that most PvPers use m&k, but I also know Cmdrs that use HOTAS that are excellent. One of the main things that made me put my HOTAS away was desk real estate.As a non-PvPer, are there tournaments or meetups that have been recorded, and Win/Loss records taken of HOTAS players vs. M&KB? Legit curious. Because some people in here are saying "it's more accurate for YOU, but not for me".
There are two parts to this argument though.
1. How relative mouse works - There are some really odd claims about this in the OP and subsequent posts that are demonstrably wrong.
2. A request for adding some elements of FAon to FAoff for HOTAS.
Issue 1: we are at stalemate with. Reasoned explanation hasn't helped.
Issue 2: I don't see the need for it but I think that if it is optional and if giving some FAon advantage is matched with reducing some FAoff advantage it could work.
I also don't think FDev will have much interest in playing around with what is, in my opinion, the best flight model of any space game because a few people want it to be easier when they are using FAoff.