Summary: This is my third and favorite joystick purchase. I like having the two directional switches and I did not have to spend hundreds to get them. As I do not fly HOTS aircraft it was perfect for me.
Summary: I was looking for a quality joystick for simulation gaming (I'm an avid MechWarrior Online player), and for the most part this one has fit the bill. It installed without issue (it was truly plug-and-play using Windows 7 64-bit) and continues to perform nearly flawlessly after a year of heavy use. The Combatstick 568 sports buttons aplenty and they're all positioned well for quick access during play.