So I've been doing a bunch of reading online about the current state of the home simulation arena, and stumbled across an absolutely brilliant idea - build a simulation cockpit with touchscreens for panel displays. Just brilliant, along the lines of "Why didn't I think of that before?!?!?"
Now I've got in my headbones a concept for a low-to-the-floor take-apart cockpit that would use the monster TV in the family room and the mythbox as a main computer, and a couple of VGA-ish 15"-ish touchscreens for instrument panels, driven by a dedicated "cockpit" computer.
Now to convince suemac to sit still for it. :-)