When I first saw this joystick, I almost ruined my laptop with drool. After shelling out almost £100, I was eager to play with it.
The layout is great and the controllers are very comfortable. However, I was disappointed with the joystick's movement. There is a significant deadspace around the centre of the stick which means you can't use small motions of the hand to move your plane by small amounts - you have to push a lot more than should be necessary to raise or lower the nose of your craft. This isn't down to sensitivity settings either!
The throttle is better with adjustable stiffness though the range of setting isn't huge.
The MFD is pretty much useless. It'll tell you the time, or you can use it as a stopwatch but that's about it. The only useful thing it does is tell you the key that a joystick button represents.
My Squadron Commander joystick was better than the saitek in terms of sensitivity as well as having 10 buttons programmable in three modes.
The blue leds were initially cool but after a while, they hurt your eyes (I play in the dark) so being able to set their brightness (all the way to 0) was nice.
Go try this joystick in the shop first and if you like it, go buy the Pro version which is basically an improved, more refined version of this joystick.