Can't read it unless a member of the beta team but if this Joshua guy thinks that's an answer to the Track Ir issue maybe he should work on a different genre, my Grandfather would want Track IR, My Father would want it and I want it, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. So far they aren't competing with the rest of the Sims out there, they can't they're offering very little at the moment.
You triggered a memory for me here. My family hosts the Thanksgiving feast for the extended family every year. My brother-in-law is a pilot and we tend to get the simulators running when he visits. Two years ago when everyone was waiting for dinner, and I had a break between cooking duties, I fired up Blackshark and had my brother-in-law check it out. With TrackIR running, he was loving it; this was no surprise. But what was a pleasant surprise was how everyone else from Grandfather down to granddaughter suddenly became much more interested in my odd little hobby when they saw the TrackIR at work. At this point, several people were gathered in the office waiting their turn to try to fly. Of course, getting the helicopter off the ground wasn't nearly as easy as it looked for them, but that's not the point. The point is, TrackIR brought MORE interest in the game; it was absolutley not something that drove people away. (Well, actually, my niece called her dad a geek with the head gear on, but she was 16 at the time.)