Great game! Mods aplenty for it, too. I got it when it came out, and was a bit disappointed that it was a mouse and keyboard game. I thought I was going to get to use my joystick, which at that time it had already been a few years since the genre disappeared.
I got over that disappointment quickly, though. The controls work pretty well. The story is good and keeps you playing. The voice acting is fairly top notch, too.
It surprises me that after seven years the mod community seems to still be fairly strong. It's been a few years since I played it, but I flew everything from Star Trek's Voyager to a Babylon 5 Starfury in the game. If it's a ship, someone likely modded it into the game.