Welcome, Law Snoll!
I too live in hope for a new X-Wing game or other great space sim. I'm not nearly as pessimistic as edlib about it. These things go in cycles. We'll see another one some day. There are whispers that Chris Roberts is working on a new Wing Commander game. That could open up some doors.
My fear is that if a new Wing Commander or Freespace or X-Wing game came out now, it would be crippled in order to work on the consoles, and essentially not be the game I want to play.