Thanks for the profile. I've been playing around with it and it seems to handle all of the basics quite well.
* In the journal, there are actually two sections of tabs. The primary - selectable by using the analog stick - is for things like status, equipment, map, etc. The secondary tabs - toggled using the bumpers - are for sections of the primary tab (area map or world map of the primary "map" tab). In the Xbox 360 version - where there is obviously no mouse - the game lets the user toggle primary tabs (status, equipment, map) using the triggers and secondary tabs using the bumpers. Can you have your "journal" mode imitate this - where both triggers and bumpers are used - rather than requiring the analog stick?
* In the 360 version, conversations could be ended simply by pressing the "B" button rather than having to use the analog stick to hit the end conversation box on the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to have a button end conversations, too?
(obviously I feel the less mouse/analog stick the better - more like the 360 version.)
As I said, great profile.