I had the ACER headset before the Reverb, actually it was my entry into VR as well, and it obviously worked well enough to convince me to stay with VR and buy the Reverb later.
I never made friends with the controllers, though, neither ACER nor HP. I use Yoke, Pedals, TrimWheel and TMP in hardware. After getting used to it I find throttle & Co,. blindly. All other controls (knobs, levers, dials) are done via mouse in the virtual cockpit.
I wouldn't say I am very pleased with this, but it's probably the least worse solution those days. Given I have a neat hardware panel I fly 50:50 Screen/VR now. However, I use VR nearly exclusively for AeroflyFS2 because of its superior performance and VR usability.
Kind regards, Michael