Excerpt: Worth the money. I'm new to the flight simulators and didn't want to spend a whole lot on a joystick as a beginner. This was an ideal purchase because it comes pre-mapped to FSX. Great value for the dollar! Very responsive and easy to use, makes the game more fun.
Summary: I like this joy stick, but if you are thinking programmable, think again. The only "programming" you can do is to switch one button with another one. you will need system magic to reprogram it outside of switching one or two buttons ON the JOYSTICK.