Thanks for the offer of help. I'm so burned out right now I need a break. I may not continue, especially if the game is mostly space flight. That's the only part of the game I didn't like.
I am steering with WASD which is the default setting. I don't know how to switch to the mouse. I'd think I'd be able to steer better with the mouse.
Ah, that's a pity, BB. Have you tried holding down both mouse buttons to steer? Once you get the hang of it, it's great fun. I can't access YouTube at the moment, but there must be some STO flight tutorials available.
If you're still playing, try an escort ship when you can get one. They turn on a dime but are more fragile. The most fun, though, I reckon.