Well, you don't have to press the key 9-10 times. You just hold down the rotation key.
Yeah I'm holding down the key but I think the rotation is lower than before because of the 4 extra angles... or does a complete 360 degree turn take as long as before?
Concerning the asteroid field: I noticed the gun "wobble" in the earlier versions... I liked that feature. But when flying thorugh an asteroid field diagonally (in version 0.5.3) I was not hit as often by asteroids (with 1/2 shield and always firing laser) as I get hit now. It could really be the fact that I'm still not used to the new controls. I hope time will help me here
I just got killed again by a single pirate... ouch boy that really hurts.