I am really looking forward to Star Trek: Bridge Crew but if Touch is required I'm not going to be happy at all for 2 reasons.
1. Touch being pushed back potentially delays Bridge Crew's release date if it is tied to it.
2. I'm in general not happy if games are not giving options to people who don't get a Touch... the Touch is not packaged with the Rift so is not standard. Programing for a controller that is an 'extra' is not going to go well. ie. no driving game has ever been made to only work with a wheel controller.
This whole Touch debacle with it being released so long after the head set has put me off of the whole thing in general.
I will actually not purchase Star Trek: Bridge Crew on release if it requires Touch but will wait for some sale... perhaps next summer sale (and some used Touch on ebay.)