I had always read all over the Internet that Thrustmaster joysticks are of top quality. I bought this product for its amazing value for money. £18 for a Thrustmaster joystick with 12 buttons, programmable features, stick twist rudder control, thrust control and a very comfortable handling..
Truly an amazing deal. I must recommend this product.
If you're more hardcore then the Saitek X52 or Thrustmaster HOTAS are probably more of your area, as well as rudder pedals. I for one did not want to spend far too much on a joystick as there are few games I'd use it with (primarily got this for Tom Clancy's HAWX and to again try my hand at Lock On after many years), especially since I'm only into combat flight games, as opposed to Flight Simulator.
The design of it is extremely comfortable, handles very smoothly, was extremely easy to install (no drivers needed, on Windows Vista Ultimate x64 - just plug it into the USB port and voila, it detects the actual device) and looks awesome. What more can you ask for, for £18!?