I've owned the predecessor to this product for over 10 years. I finally had some of the buttons go out and it stopped responding to some of my games. It has always been a solid item unlike many other Joysticks which are plastic junk. I'd recommend it's purchase, but only because it's better than what I've come across.
I do have some issues with it and the purchase of it:
1. It was really the only joystick available at my local Best Buy; I expected to have a hard time choosing, but there was literally no other Joystick.
2. The new model, is almost exactly the same as the 10-year-old version. Except, it seems to be made more cheaply than the original. Some of the buttons are "sticky", and the secondary trigger, where your thumb sits on the grip, sticks consistently, and I have to coax it to pop back out.
3. The config software that you download from Logitech, has not changed or been improved in 10 years. It visually looks like old thrown-together software, and is by no means intuitive.
4. I'm right-handed, but if you are left handed, you are out of luck with this product, as there is no way to convert it for left-hand use, and there are no left-hand models that I know of.
However, for the price (aprox $30), it is a good deal...and if you are a "overly-physical" gammer, like me, it's the most solid joystick, I've found.