The Replicated Man
No i know your comment was satirical. I used to fly HOTAS for about 1k hours but I couldn't hit anything with fixed guns. I made the switch and haven't looked back. It broke my immersion a bit, but I didn't care.As a Hotas guy who tried KB+M and was instantly 100% better with FAoff / PAs then before, I find the different challenge levels of inputs frustrating.
In PvP you pretty much "have to" fly KB+M / PA otherwise you're laughed off as a "scrub", but try to hit something reliably with Hotas and FAoff.
I decided to fly Hotas for muh immershon because I don't like KB+M. And i more often then not hit without curves or anything with my rails.
The hate gimbals sometimes get is very much annoying for me. Are they strong? Yes. Are they the meta? No, not even that strong they are the meta. KB+M is meta.
(Of course my above comment was a joke, I wouldn't want chaff or dispersal getting nerfed...)