And if you consider Sins a clickfest, what other RTS's have you played? With Sins, I can just tell my fleet to jump to a planet, and not do anything else, just watch the battle. You don't even have to manually place your structures.
None. As I said, I'm rather new to PC gaming in general.... you're saying that the other RT"S"s (or RT4xs, or whatever) are even worse than Sins?
Well, "worse" is a matter of opinion, but yes, as far as RTS's go, Sins is very light on clicking.
Well, I usually play while doing 2 or 3 other things at the same time (watching TV, eating various foods, filling out homework, etc.) and as such only am at the controls every two or three seconds or so.
I often watch TV while playing Sins with no problem, although, granted, I don't always give my full attention to both at the same time, but I find that Sins is pretty forgiving in that regard.
Plus, I have a laptop with a tiny, badly-calibrated touchpad, and take maybe three seconds just to get the cursor across the screen.
I play on a laptop, too, and I would recommend getting a mouse for it. It makes all games, not just RTS's, much better to play. Plus, you can get them pretty cheap, too.
I prefer to take my time to decide stuff and think through every possible solution five or six "moves" in advance.
I also like to take my time to enjoy and appreciate the graphics and environment.
I like to look at the visuals, too, and like I said, once your ships are in battle, you don't have to give them any more orders. If you want to watch enemy ships explode, you can do that, without much fear of anything going horribly wrong.