Control thrust with mouse wheel
The idea is that you control your ship the same way its done currently, but with the addition of adjusting the "max-thrust" with the mouse wheel.
For instance, when pressing forward thrust it is in the current build, its maxed out instantly.
With this method, it only goes to whatever the max thrust is adjusted to. (as a setting in the config) with quick access to the mouse scroll wheel.
This way we could have better control over our ships.
(I guess you could compare this feature with other games walk-to-run mechanics, where you'd use the mouse wheel to control the walking/running speed of a character.)