Summary: I bought this for my son to use with MS flight simulator X. My Son is 11 yrs of age. He is not a heavy PC Gamer, but he does play FSX enough to have experienced faults/challenges if there where any to find. He has had no complaints. This flight stick apprears to work just fine. If you are looking for a decent controller for at least casual play, I am sure you will be satisfied with this one.
Summary: Bottom Line Up Front: This is a very good LOW-END joystick. It has a sturdy base and folds up to save space. The ST90 would work well for those wanting a quality product but have space limitations, using a travel lap-top, or do not want to spend much on a joystick. This is the second Saitek stick I have owned and am impressed by their quality. I bought this to replace a larger joystick and could not justify to my wife the expense of Saitek's X52.
Summary: I see a lot of gripes about this hoystick's digital throttle here. Just so that everyone knows, if you HOLD DOWN on the throttle buttons instead of tapping them, then the amount of throttle will change at a slower rate. The "20%" resolution exits for when you want to greatly increase your throttle in a hurry, but there is a method for getting 27% throttle when you need it.
Summary: This stick was an excellent price and worked great out of the box. However, it's got two buttons (+,-) for a digital throttle. It's implemented per throttle stick protocol, too, so Windows will make you run through a calibration routine for a Z-Axis and games will pick up on the presence of a throttle control. However, some games (Jane's F-15), will eliminate keyboard control for a throttle when it senses throttle control on the stick.