OcPrices looks at the Ultimate HOTAS: CH Fighterstick and Pro Throttle USB...
If you're looking for a joystick, check out their thoughts.
The gameport F-16 Combat stick and Pro Throttle I have, which
are I can't even remember how many years old, work as well as the day I took
them out of the box. The price of entry may be a bit high, but put simply, these
sticks are built to last. Unfortunately however, Microsoft took the ability
to program through the keyboard port out of the NT based operating systems,
which includes 2000 and XP. When I made the switch, my beloved Combat stick
and Pro Throttle couldn't come with me. I asked the very nice people at CH for
some new USB models, and they sent me their current top of the line setup, the
USB Fighterstick and Pro Throttle, which is what we'll be looking at today.