Summary: I really wish I still had this stick. Not looking for sympathy by any means here, but back in August of 2013 my family had a house fire which totally destroyed everything inside, including half of our pets.
Pros: I've had this combat flight stick for many years; played titles such as Flaming Cliffs, MS Flight Simulator X, hell even Battlefield 2. Every time it was a wonderful experience! Very smooth movements, adjustable buttons, programmable buttons, easy to use software, and most important: comfortable.
Cons: None that come to mind. I lost a button (one of the ones that stick on the side of the top part), but I think that was due to my own recklessness, not so much the design of the stick itself.
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.