Summary: Very noisy inputs literally (about) 5 out of 6 times. Every 6th time (give or take) I plug it in, the inputs are perfectly silent. The play at the center of the joystick is too much. Rotation on any axis is not smooth unless in unusual positions. Transitioning from left to right yoke, and forward to reverse yoke is not smooth at all.
Summary: Installed really easily, though you do have to install the MS .NET software for the SST software to work. No problem, just a chore it took ages to download and install. The throttle quadrant is included, but it uses a special connector (like the round PC keyboard type) to connect to the Yoke. 95% certain it's a USB device though.
Summary: Well I just did some research on this yoke and discovered that Sietek has resolved the phantom keystroke issue. New replacement units are shipping to all US distributers. If you happen to have a defective unit, per a post on Sietek's forum, owners are to call 310-972-9930 for return/replacement instructions. I am going to order one myself but am not sure if Amozon has the new units yet.