Summary: I've used an old logitech joystick for years to play fs9 and FSX until it broke after YEARS of use. I was back in the market for a new joystick. I wanted a force feedback joystick but ugh, too expensive.
Summary: I've had this for a long time - only because I don't "fly" that often. After my last computer rebuild, I decided to get back into it with FSX. (Note - I had zero problems getting working in Win7) I then remembered why I had shelved it before. I can fly normal for awhile, do some maneuvers.
Summary: This is my second Saitek Joystick, and I have enjoyed using both. The Evo is very ergonomically adjustable, and has lots of programable features. I bought one that didn't come with a cd-rom, so had to do some downloading.
Summary: THIS PRODUCT WAS PURCHASED IN MY WIFE'S NAME BUT WAS FOR ME. THE PRODUCT IS A GOOD PURCHASE FOR THE PRICE. I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED THAT IT DID NOT COME WITH A CD OR MANUAL. I FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE FUNCTIONS BY TRIAL AND ERROR.
Summary: The ergonomics need improvement, but everything functions properly. I loved my MS Sidewinder 3D Pro but many new PCs obsoleted the 15-pin joystick port, so I had to buy a USB joystick. The Saitek had the same "swivel" rudder control that I loved on the Sidewinder.
Summary: I use this unit to fly combat missions in Microsoft's various Flight Simulators and in piloting a Mech during Mechwarrior battles. The unit makes the transition easily. I don't have to worry about the technology in my hand, it just performs.