Weekend update: I've been playing way too much Terminus, but I'm getting used to (and really enjoying) the realistic pacing on space combat, along with microgravity physics. The plot's pretty good too.
There's a strong jousting element to the game. Compared to the distances you travel, your weapons are really short range. You can't waste fuel in funky manuvers that you can do in atmosphere, so very often, you just start charging your opponent, head to head, waiting till you're in weapons range to use thrusters creatively.