Will we be able to do it? It's 0g and ships should all have the relevant thrusters (based on the concepts and renders I've seen on photobucket).
It's possible that I've been "spoiled" by games like Vendetta Online, but the ability to move a ship along the X or Z axis (horizontally or vertically) in addition to the Y (forwards and backwards) is a big part of "space" gameplay for me.
It'd kinda suck if it turned out that ED used airplanes-in-space style control scheme.
For that matter, will I be able to turn my ship using my mouse? I'm not expecting FPS-like instant 90 degree turns, but it'd be real nice to be able, within the limits of my ship's mass and ability to maneuver, to use my mouse to look, navigate, and aim.