Big news on the game controller front this morning:
I got a Wacom Bamboo digital tablet and configured it for GC2. It will take some getting used to, but my deflicted wrist will benifit tremendously. A couple of notes:
In XP, it is best to set up a new user account for GC2. The gizmo can be configured differently for each user.
Set one pen button to right-click and the other to double-click or "pop-up menu". You have to uncheck "fullscreen" in the GC2 video options for the popup to work. I programmed most of the GC2 hotkeys into the popup.
The slider control is MUCH better with the pen tablet than it is with the mouse.
I programmed the four buttons on the tablet for ctrl-n, ctrl-s, enter, and F8/ESC.
Now I can lean WAY back in my chair and play!