(I know I've been making a lot of threads about flight sims, joysticks, and TrackIR lately, but this is the last one... err, probably...)
I'm currently using an MS Sidewinder Precision Pro 2 joystick. It's really starting to show it's age and while learning to fly (MS Flight Simulator 2004) I'm having a tough time and I think it's partially due to the crappy (?) joystick.
So... I'm wondering what is currently the best joystick for somebody who isn't a diehard flight simmer? (but perhaps I'll become diehard)
The Saitek X52 looks really nice and thats the one I'm leaning towards, but I've heard that the axes (axises?) don't respond very well and that the reliability is questionable.
...or instead of buying a new joystick should I buy a TrackIR 3 Pro? I'm tempted to buy a TrackIR instead of a new joystick, but what's the use of being able to see better if I can only barely control the simulator to begin with?