Summary: You should consider this joystick if you are in the market. Don't let the reasonable low price cloud your decision about the quality. This is a very high quality computer accessory for gaming.
Pros: Well this was to be a "replacement" joystick for my Extreme 3D Pro that I had been using regularly for over 10 years. I thought the buttons had worn out because WarBirds had a problem assigning functions for two buttons. When the new 3D pro arrived it was tighter than my veteran 3D pro but exhibi...
Summary: This stick served me well for a few months in Elite Dangerous. However, as my skill level increases, I notice more and more the QC shortfalls of this stick. I have since moved on to an entry level HOTAS by Thrustmaster and haven't looked back.
Pros: Good stick height - a little tall for my hands but I can still reach all the buttons with relative ease. Great sensitivity, great resistance, and no built-in dead zone (though this could also be a Con depending on the person). Throttle feels nice too, however I never used it due to the positioning.
Cons: Numbered buttons on the base are cheap and can stick after a short time. Stick is slightly loose while centered and quickly becomes worse the more it's used - getting a perfect center eventually becomes a chore. This can be "fixed" by adjusting dead zones in your game or software, but you'll lose...
Summary: Right-handed. Stiff. If you are a really skinny nerd and don't work out at all, this stick won't offer very good precision: the strength in your arm is a big part of how precisely you can fly and aim with this thing.
Pros: A proper stick for proper stick-and-throttle games. Massive overkill for Lucasarts' X-wing games. Fast and annoying ships became very much easier to swat down over an Xbox gamepad. Works out-of-the-box in Linux/DOSBox and Windows.
Summary: I like this joystick a lot, especially considering this is my first joystick ever. There are plenty of things to like and hate about it. I personally would enjoy a simpler, smaller, but stronger joystick since I prefer to play on keyboard and stick, but overall, a good choice for both longtime users...
Pros: Solid feel for a joystick. Plenty of Macro buttons on joystick whether you are playing with the joystick alone or with a keyboard.
Cons: Not a fan of the "square" base axis when you rotate the joystick around.. I much prefer a "circle" base axis. Joystick is a bit on the larger side for me (particularly the base), but necessary to provide stability for the joystick.
Summary: Bought this stick shortly after it came out. It has outlived 3 other more expensive joysticks now collecting dust. And everything still works. Occasional drift with flight sims that's easily corrected with a calibration. The rubber feet are still in place.
Pros: After 11 to 12 years use, everything still works. No spring slop. Stick buttons are intuitive and easy to find quickly.
Cons: Base button placement can be somewhat awkward in a fast response situation.